All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

December 15, 2023
Time is a tender embrace.

Details About the Film

Produced by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt is the impressionistic and experimental debut feature film from award-winning poet, photographer, and filmmaker Raven Jackson. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt weaves a life-spanning story of Mack, a Black woman in Mississippi, through the tender embraces and indelible memories that mold her life. Jackson crafts a stunning portrait of Black life's profound intimacy that is unafraid to challenge the expectations of Black film through innovative editing, sparse dialogue, and striking cinematography. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt is a cinematic vision of how memory, touch, and the environment come to define someone’s life.

Director(s): Raven Jackson
Starring: Charleen McClure, Moses Ingram, Reginald Helms Jr., Zainab Jah, Sheila Atim, Chris Chalk
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
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Film Reviews

"I've seen the movie three times, and, while I was surprised only once, my breath was taken every time."

–Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"This is a movie that teaches you how to watch it."

–Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt finds freedom in its own cinematic grammar [...]."

–Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter