Blues for Willadean

This movie explores the hidden emotions, shame, and secrecy of battered women, while also offering hope, healing and truth. A delicate blend of frightened humor and pain, it delves right into the heart of abuse from all sides: the abuser, the abused, and the powerless bystander. It is the story of Willadean Winkler, the wife of a blue collar truck driver, as she attempts to escape the abusive prison he has built for her. With the help of her only friend, LaSonia, who lives in the trailer next door and the musical encouragement of the specter of a mystical Blues Singer, Willadean fights to break the cycle of the sick dance between the abuser and the abused

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Del Shores

Cast:

  • Beth Grant
  • Dale Dickey
  • Octavia Spencer
  • David Steen
  • Debby Holiday
  • Rachel Sorsa
  • Pam Trotter
  • Andrea Cohen
  • Luke Donaldson
  • Kristen McCullough

Writer:

  • Del Shores

Producers:

  • Emerson Collins
  • Robert L. Rearden
  • Jr.
  • Del Shores

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