Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Editor0
SONS 2 THE GRAVE… Quietly powerful and thought provoking Film.
SONS 2 THE GRAVE plays out in Hudson, a neighborhood where drugs and guns are offered up more than hope. Families fight to keep up and politicians tend to give up. Power & social status has no race or religion, but ultimately it has an address. The responsibility lies on both sides of the bridge. The answer is not in the blame, but in who’s willing to share it. We are our brother’s keeper. The rest is geography.
The story…Ruth Jennings (Maria Howell) moved to Hudson for her son. Eighteen year old Marcus Jennings (Trevor Jackson) was headed to the NBA and oddly, undesirable Hudson High is on NBA radar. Ruth thought she could protect her son, but Marcus found it hard to fight off his new surroundings and mislaid loyalties. A boy, living up to his and others exaggerated egos, without the thought of consequences. The Hudson streets belong to R.D (Brad James) For R.D it’s not personal, it’s business. It’s Survival… His. He reminds Marcus leaving comes at a cost.
With one foot in Hudson and one in the NBA, Marcus Jennings is murdered, in the middle of a footbridge not linking neighborhoods but dividing them, in another city that’s vision is comfortably blurred. A message sent to the community held hostage by an “in plain sight” killer made larger than life by the hostages themselves. A code of silence remains, fostering a common element … fear. Friends remain silent, giving power to a killer, binding them for life. The silence of cowards is deafening. God does see all. There is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. But, for now there’s Hudson.
“Your thoughts become your life”
Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian