The Help – Viola Davis Series

In week three of our Viola Davis Series, we are joined by fellow South Dakota movie podcasters Marcus and Doug from the Films in Black and White Podcast to discuss the 2011 Tate Taylor directed film, The Help! The Help stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Bryce Dallas Howard. You can find Films in Black and White wherever you listen to podcasts, and at Released to critical acclaim in 2011, The Help stars Viola Davis as a housemaid in the 1960’s for a white family in Jackson, Mississippi who forms an unlikely kinship with newspaper journalist Skeeter, played by Emma Stone. The two look to tell the story of the hardships and racial divide of the Mississippi housemaids, including the very vocal Minny (Octavia Spencer). Against all odds the three women join forces to share the story of many women in the town, and amidst hardships and scrutiny they prevail.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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