Gospel Hill.

I’ve just enjoyed the 2008 American film, ‘Gospel Hill’.

Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. John Malcolm is the son of a slain civil rights activist Paul Malcolm. Jack Herrod is the white former sheriff who never officially solved the murder. Their paths begin to cross when a development corporation comes to town with plans to raze Julia’s historic African-American community of Gospel Hill, now fallen into disrepair, to build a golf course. John Malcolm’s wife Sarah, a schoolteacher, seems alone in her opposition to the project, which is being endorsed by Gospel Hill’s prominent African-American physician, Dr. Palmer. Meanwhile, a young white teacher comes to town and falls for a handsome young landscaper, whose business is booming thanks to Dr. Palmer’s patronage.

The entire cast did a terrific job, putting accross a challenging and very real story, and ensuring it remained very enjoyable to watch, whilst also putting over a message. Julia Style and Taylor Kitsch, in particular, impressed. It’s a very good film, and one that I certainly recommend.

Gospel Hill

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