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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Mississippi Burning for showing us the true
nature of white Christian terrorists and how to deal with them.

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning (1988) - 128 minutes
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"Prepare to be shaken and moved" (Newsweek) as three young men meet their violent and untimely deaths on a dark Mississippi highway in this powerful and poignant 1960's drama. Based on the real-life murder investigation of three civil rights activists and starring two-time Oscar® winner Gene Hackman and Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe, Mississippi Burning "ranks as one of the most potent and insightful views of racial turmoil yet produced" (Variety). Nominated for six Oscars® and winner of the 1988 Academy Award® for Best Cinematography, this emotionally charged film vividly captures "a crucial chapter in American history" (Time)!

As three civil rights mavericks drive down a desolate stretch of highway, headlights ominously draw near. Telling each other to stay calm, they have no way of knowing that in minutes they will disappear into the night and spark one of the most explosive murder investigations in history. Enter straight-laced Ward (Dafoe) and deceptively easy-going Anderson (Hackman). Can these two philosophically opposed FBI agents overcome their differences and uncover the chilling mystery of a small Ku Klux Klan-ridden community before an entire town is torn apart by racism? Featuring "excellent across-the-board performances" (The Hollywood Reporter), Mississippi Burning is a sizzling thriller and "the year's most powerful movie" (The Wall Street Journal)!

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Mississippi Burning

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Mississippi Burning for showing us the true
nature of white Christian terrorists and how to deal with them.