Interesting historical drama about a real-life racial massacre that occurred in 1923 in the deep South. My main criticism is that the “plot” was predictable, but since the story’s true, I guess that’s not much of a knock against it, though the director could have done more to focus on unique and more interesting aspects of the story. Basically, a white woman gets beat up by her white lover and blames it on an unknown black man, and in the lynch mob mentality of the time, dozens of blacks are rousted and murdered. The film’s long (142 minutes), dark, and slow, though it has some good performances. Many of the characters are well-defined, gray, not black or white, which makes for a more interesting and realistic story. It’s also more violent than I expected, at times almost a war between blacks and whites.