protein wisdom's "social justice" movie pitch
Idea: a re-imagining of Mississippi Burning in which Hackman and Dafoe are cast as villains for trying to force a principled sheriff to arrest and prosecute “his people” — in this instance, a local community organizer who preaches ethnic pride and a handful of good ol’ boys/working men who have joined the fight to save civic custom.*
Oppressed underdogs fight The Power. A can’t miss.
– Though this time, we might think about setting it in Madison, WI.