We were just talking about the documentary Prom Night in Mississippi, and today brings news of another project about a segregated prom. Jennifer Aniston will executive produce a film called Holler, about the racial politics of prom season in one southern small town.
Written by Dana Adam Shapiro — who previously co-directed the fabulous documentary Murderball — the film is based on a true story. Here's more:
[T]he script centers on a biracial high school student who returns with his white mother to her hometown in Mississippi, where he falls for a white girl. When prom season arrives at the high school, he is shocked to discover that she cannot be his date at the segregated prom. He soon finds himself the catalyst for change for not only the prom but for the school and entire town.
It seems like an of-the-moment topic worth exploring on the big screen. Your thoughts?