Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ghosts of the Civil Dead

This movie c0-written by and stars Nick Cave. It came out in 1989 and is based on the testimony of David Hale, a warder at the Marion, Illinois Supermax prison, and the Illinois Senate did not want it to influence the public's opinion of the new prison. It is unlikely that the ban would have held up in court but the company releasing the film would have had to spend a lot of money taking the state to court. It played at the Art Institute of Chicago with no problems. The director is John Hillcoat who went on the make "The Proposition" and the forth coming "The Road". All three films have soundtracks by Nick Cave.

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