Friday, April 5, 2013

Legend of Love

1890. The Deep South. Tension between whites and blacks is high in the shadow of the Confederacy's defeat. The young, American nation is industrializing, leaving many landowners who are bound to the old order feeling afraid and insecure. Racism and class warfare are dominant themes in society.

In the midst of this cauldron, Eve, a second generation freed slave, falls madly in love with Adam, the only son of a ruthless plantation owner. Adam's affections are reciprocal; they're determined to be together. The stage is set for a Legend of Love.

Filmmaker John Quashie has tackled heavy topics in this riveting and spiritual drama. Because he's based in modern-day Brooklyn, the verisimilitude of his work, and the immediacy of it, is all the more remarkable. Take yourself back in time with Legend of Love, and it will bring you forward to the present.

You can watch the trailer here (parental discretion advised): Legend of Love Trailer