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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' dark comedy looks at the US South’s buried past through the story of one dysfunctional family.

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Appropriate

Date: 10 Feb 2021

From American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, An Octoroon) comes a dark comedy looking at the US South’s buried history through the story of one dysfunctional family.

In a crumbling plantation home somewhere in Arkansas, a family comes together to pick through their recently deceased father’s hoard of possessions, a seemingly indiscriminate mix of junk and historical artefacts.

With the house’s imminent sale exerting pressure on everyone present, old tensions begin to rise up like ghosts while new dysfunctions are just starting to take shape. The discovery of an unexpected and troubling photo album forces a family to reconcile with a man they’re desperate to remember and a history they’d rather forget.

This production is directed Wesley Enoch. Lucy Bell, Joel Bishop, Johnny Carr, James Fraser, Brenna Harding, Ella Jacob, Mandy McElhinney, Robbi Morgan and Sam Worthington feature.

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