By Robin E. Simmons
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: THE FIRST SEASON
Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, this artfully crafted HBO series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his childhood friend Leti (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father, Montrose freeman (Michael K. Williams).
Their search and rescue mission turns into an unexpectedly daunting fight to not only survive the racist horrors of rural white America but also the terrifying monsters that could be torn from the published pulp pages of a vintage Lovecraft paperback.
Bonus material includes these fun featurettes:
“Compendium of Horrors,” “Orithyia Blue and the Imagination of Diana Freeman (NEW)”
“Crafting Lovecraft Country”
“Exploring Lovecraft Country”
Lovecraft Country The Craft”
In this timely story of risking it all for the American dream, a Filipina teen from a small Texas town fight to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has ever known.
Co-written and directed by Diane Paragas, the film stars Grammy®-winner Eva Noblezada in her feature film debut.
Don’t miss this feel-good movie treat that has won thirteen film festival jury and audience awards. Sony. Blu-ray/DVD.