Character Name: James
Scott D. Goldstein’s third feature is an ethereal yarn about an orphaned teenager on a lonely search for identity. The quest undertaken by Acey (Sarah Paulson) is marked by supernatural flourishes that illustrate the dreams, frightening memories and hallucinations haunting her. Ernie Hudson is a DJ named Downbeat, a plot device that contributes evocative Delta blues tunes to the soundtrack. Ann Magnuson fills the shoes of Acey’s adoptive and biological mothers by adopting a few pointedly yin-yang distinctions. Jeremy London (“I’ll Fly Away”) appears and disappears, a seemingly phantom lover.