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All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

  •   Raven Jackson
  •   United States

A lyrical, decades-spanning exploration across a woman’s life in Mississippi, the feature debut from award-winning poet, photographer, and filmmaker Raven Jackson and producer Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) is a haunting and richly layered portrait, and a beautiful ode to the generations of people and places that shape us.

Sumptuously shot on 35mm film with evocative sound design and elliptical editing, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt unfolds like a dream, skipping around in time and seizing on key moments in its protagonist’s existence from infancy to adulthood. With a sensitive touch, each frame captures the fragile beauty of every passing second. What emerges is a stunningly tactile vision of family, womanhood, and the sights and sounds of the American South.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Raven Jackson


International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Black Perspectives Program Sponsors

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Event Information

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

  •   92 minutes
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States

  • Closed Captions
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