Release date:August 26, 2011
Director:Mario Van Peebles
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for thematic elements, some violence, language and sexual material)
Screenwriters:Morgan Simpson, George Richards
Starring:Michael Clarke Duncan, Kiele Sanchez, Taryn Manning, Tom Skerritt, Luke Perry
n Mario Van Peebles' new film "Redemption Road," two seemingly different men (Academy Award Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson) embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn't about where you end up - it's how you get there that matters. Somewhere along the 900 miles between Austin, TX and Huntsville, AL the two men become unlikely friends. However, every road has an end. In Huntsville, sad truths come to light, with heartbreak and violence lingering in their wake, ultimately leaving both men changed forever. The music of "Redemption Road" is permeated with authenticity, from Country music - perfectly befitting the film's Nashville locations - to the full scope of the Blues with a pinch of good old-fashioned Gospel to reflect the film's deeper themes of faith.