The Resource Ballast

Ballast

Label
Ballast
Title
Ballast
Contributor
Actor
Director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A double prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival and one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2008, Ballast is a stunningly evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption. In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence (Micheal J. Smith, Sr. ) is paralyzed with grief after the loss of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James (Jimmyron Ross) drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee (Tarra Riggs), is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. When sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home in the night, they alight desperately on Lawrence's property. Though this provides safe harbor, it rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict. Writer-director Lance Hammer and his gifted cast of local, non-professional actors have created an unflinching, profoundly humane story of lost souls forced by circumstance to seek solace in the most unlikely of places
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Michael J.
  • Ross, JimMyron
  • Riggs, Tarra
  • Hammer, Lance
Runtime
96
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  • Grief
  • Twins
  • Single mothers
  • Violence
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Ballast
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/113754
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 96 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to cardholders of participating libraries only
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1113753
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1113753
  • (OCoLC)897772775
  • 1126912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Ballast
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/113754
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 96 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to cardholders of participating libraries only
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1113753
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1113753
  • (OCoLC)897772775
  • 1126912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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