Director: Hank Bedford Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2015
Starring: Chris Zylka, Faith Hill, Riley Keough, Steve Earl
Nitehawk’s LOCAL COLOR series presents a special one nite screening of DIXIELAND, featuring a Q&A after the screening with director Hank Bedford, moderated by Bennett Miller.
Dixieland is an intoxicating portrait of life and love on the margins. Fresh out of prison, Kermit (Zylka), a mostly good kid mixed up with local drug dealers, returns home to his rural Mississippi trailer park. As he struggles to keep his nose clean, he falls for Rachel (Keough), his sultry neighbor who’s turned to dancing in a club to support her sick mother. Determined to overcome their inauspicious circumstances, the star-crossed lovers make a desperate, last-ditch effort to escape their dead-end town—but soon find themselves ensnared in a cycle of crime.