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Plot Summary
Newly widowed by her husband's shocking suicide, recovering addict Marlee (Tarra Riggs) struggles to raise her young son, James (JimMyron Ross), by herself. Inconsolable over the suicide and unequipped to face life without a father, the stunned James reaches out to his estranged uncle Lawrence (Micheal J. Smith Sr.), his father's stoic identical twin. In the wake of their reunion, James sets out on a painful, meandering path that inevitably lands him and his grieving family in grave danger.

Cast: Micheal J. Smith Sr. , JimMyron Ross , Tarra Riggs , Johnny McPhail ,

Director: Lance Hammer

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Alluvial Filmworks

Ballast (2008)

Release Date: October 1st, 2008|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • December 28, 2008 Dmawi1
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    This is a beautiul moving film. It is nice to see a film with African American characters who though troubled are not to be pitied nor are they stereotypical caricatures. The acting is real and the setting is wonderfully filmed.

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