Savannah: Directed by Annette Haywood-Carter. With Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford. Drama about the friendship between an Oxford-educated Southerner and a former black slave in turn-of-the-century Savannah.
“Savannah does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of two men, one returning from overseas to choose a life close to nature and his friend from childhood a freed slave and how a changing climate, culture, and society can make certain types of people and professions obsolete through no fault of their own.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt has an impressive cast with Jim Caviezel as Ward Allen and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Christmas Moultrie, together with Sam Shepard, Hal Holbrook and Jack McBrayer playing less important roles. In the center of all action is the duo of Ward Allen and Christmas Moultrie played by Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This important friendship should had have more room, more dialog. The relationship of Ward Allen with Lucy Stubbs played by Jaimie Alexander is more of a fictional drop-in and distracted from the rest of the storyline which could have disclosed more of Wardu0026#39;s intellectual background, the relationship with his father and his overseas upbringing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, great scenery, fantastic camera work and for those who know the book a very well written family friendly script in the European style of storytelling. Not Hollywood cinema, nothing flashy or fast paced. Enjoy the LowCountry landscape and a great sound track.”