Winner Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, this film takes a compelling look at a single mother and her son as their lives are tragically ripped apart after an extreme act of violence.
Lawrence Jackson III (or LJ3 to Mike Rowe and friends) isn't just any garbage man. He collects trash in San Francisco's Chinatown, which means running up and down steep apartment building stairs every night until dawn, slinging a heavy sack over his back that most couldn’t even lift. Mike Rowe asks LJ-3 to see if the Motorola Brute can keep up with him – for the ultimate test of strength and durability.
Ballast -- This is the theatrical trailer for Ballast, directed by Lance Hammer.
Ballast -- A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. Acts of violence thrust them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner.
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In the cold, winter light of a rural Mississippi Delta township, a man’s suicide radically transforms three characters’ lives and throws off-balance what has long been a static arrangement among them. Marlee is a single mother struggling to scratch a living for herself and James, her 12-year-old son, who has begun to stumble under drug and violence pressures. So when the opportunity to seek safe harbor at a new home arises, she grabs it, though the property is shared by Lawrence, a man with whom Marlee has feuded bitterly since James’s birth. With circumstances thrusting them into proximity, a subtle interdependence and common purpose emerge for Marlee and Lawrence as they navigate grief, test new waters, and tentatively move forward.
A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. Acts of violence thrust them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner.
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