Big Fish in Middlesex

Jonathan Straiton
Wes ReidAlexis KatherineMichael WingfieldFredro WilliamsKeith Ward
In this coming-of-age drama set against life in a racially-divided Southern town?where urban meets rural, and hip hop meets honky tonk?four twenty-something friends who refuse to grow up deal with violence, discrimination and exploitation on a daily basis. And when the going gets tough, they get tougher. Fate throws some unexpected curve balls as some struggle with the trappings of small-town existence, while others dream of escape?but each will reach a turning point at this crossroads of post-high school life. A gripping indie written and directed by Virginia native Jonathan Straiton, BIG FISH IN MIDDLESEX stars a cast of hometown locals who deliver powerful performances across the board.
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A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
Nanking - Narrated