Set in Mississippi in the 1960s, this suspenseful dark comedy stars Ed Harris, and Amy Madigan
Public and private histories shockingly collide in Beth Henley’s impressive The Jacksonian. Set in Jackson, Mississippi in the racist-laden 1960s, the story revolves around the residents of the Jacksonian Motel and is told through flashbacks introduced by the teenaged, acme-plagued Rosy Perch (Juliet Brett). Her parents Bill (Ed Harris) and Susan (Amy Madigan) have separated and Bill has taken up residency at the Motel. There he encounters a host of questionable characters, including Fred (Bill Pullman) and Eva (Glenne Headly). "The heart is a muscle and mine is decayed," Fred declares, and it takes only one act to shred the layers of lies. The quartet of stage and screen veterans is brilliant in this suspense-filled dark comedy. “The Jacksonian” satisfyingly solves all of its mysteries except one…why were none of these actors cast in the film version of “August: Osage County”?