A24 And Producer Barry Jenkins’ Sundance Hit Is Coming Soon

Barry Jenkins is among the producers on “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt,” with the “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” filmmaker’s frequent producer, Adele Romanski, also onboard. If that and the film’s meditative, visually lyrical trailer aren’t assurance enough of its quality, then maybe its early reviews will do the trick. Reviewing the film for The Playlist, Robert Daniels wrote, “When Jackson’s ‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’ forms its full portrait, pulling together these seemingly disparate images for seismic import, the film is a treasure of community, a bold depiction of Black life, and a sumptuously crafted piece of personal storytelling that rises above tropes and cliches toward a piercing intimacy.”

Kaylee Nicole Johnson, Charleen McClure, and Zainab Jah play Mack at different stages in her life in “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt,” with Moses Ingram (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”), Chris Chalk (“Perry Mason”), and Sheila Atim (“The Underground Railroad”) co-starring. The movie has yet to set an official release date, which is probably for the best. Until the members of AMPTP actually start negotiating with the striking actors and writers in good faith, there’s no need to rush this one out into theaters when its cast can’t promote it and risk it flying under the radar.

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