Black Snake Moan
Filmfest 2007

"I love the way that both Samuel Jackson and Christina Ricci take chances, and the way that Brewer creates characters of unbelievable forbearance. And I like the understated way the rural Tennessee locations are used. You have never seen a movie like this before. Then again, you may not hope to. Some good blues music helps carry the day. I heard some days after the screening that Jackson considers this his best performance. Well, maybe it is." Roger Ebert "Mix Brigitte Bardot in AND GOD CREATED WOMAN with Carroll Baker in BABY DOLL, sex it up times 10 and you have a notion of the effect of Christina Ricci in BLACK SNAKE MOAN." "As he proved in 2005 – with his rap about how it‘s hard out here for a pimp in Hustle & Flow – writer-director Craig Brewer doesn't just use music in film, he lets it breathe. It's raw Memphis blues, from Blind Lemon Jefferson to R.L. Burnside and Jessie Mae Hemphill, that informs Brewer's BLACK SNAKE MOAN". Peter Travers in: Rolling Stone

tags: Feature film

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Dustin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothan Jr.


Director: Craig Brewer