After the accidental discovery of a skeleton, the investigating sheriff of a small Texas border town delves into the past of both the city and his family, uncovering many buried secrets along the way. A complex and rewarding murder mystery plot serves as the backdrop for an outstanding treatise on race relations in the US – a theme prominent in director John Sayles’s works.
A masterpiece of independent cinema. Nominated for the Best Screenplay award at 1997’s Oscars, Golden Globe and BAFTA ceremonies. Very well produced with a limited budget.
Directorial experience and superb editing bring the screenplay to life. Great performances all around, from a very talented cast.
Themes of mystery, racism, love, family and romance, as well as the secrets beneath the surface in a small town or community.