Initial DVD releaseDecember 21, 2010 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 6, 2009 (2009-06-06) WriterDarien Sills-Evans (screenplay), John G. Young (screenplay), John G. Young (story) CastJulia Carothers Hughes (Celeste Anderson), Elizabeth Dennis (Lori Anderson), Terrance Epps (Coach WIlliams), Tina Jetter (Charity), Leslie Jones (LuEllen), Paul Kelly (Mr. Hack) Similar moviesJohn G Young directed Rivers Wash Over Me and Parallel Sons
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Rivers Wash Over Me is a 2009 drama film directed by John G. Young. Young shares the screenplay with Darien Sills-Evans. The film was produced by Sills-Evans, with Dexter Davis as executive producer.
The film touches on race relations, incest, drugs, and growing up gay in the American South. A recent New York City transplant, Sequan Greene (Derrick L. Middleton) has been sent to live in Alabama after the recent death of his mother. He is brutally raped by his cousin Michael Wilis (Cameron Mitchell Mason). It becomes clear that Michael also is gay - a victim as well as a victimizer. He says, "I can’t be a faggot ...You’re the faggot. You’re my faggot." Sequan is also bullied and beaten up at school.
Sequan soon finds a friend in Lori Anderson (Elizabeth Dennis), the girlfriend of drug dealer/basketball player Ahmed Robins (Duane McLaughlin). Lori is the town's "bad girl" who has a heart of gold. Although she freebases, snorts coke throughout the school day, steals guns and sleeps with the town basketball star, she is immediately taken by admiration of Sequan and his brazen nonconformity. Despite Sequan’s unwillingness, Lori manages to befriend him, bringing him out of his shell and eventually introducing him to both moonshine and her gay brother, Jake (Aidan Schultz-Meyer).