'Ballast': The Weight of Death in the Mississippi Delta

Willamette Week | December 3, 2008
Ballast is the first film from director Lance Hammer, and it would be easy to call it one of those movies where "nothing happens," except that a lot happens -- a shooting, a car chase, several beatings. These things just happen very quietly.

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