Directed by Hank Bedford
FEATURE NARRATIVE 96 Minutes World Premiere
Two star-crossed lovers, a young, recently-released and unpredictable ex-con with bad luck, and a sexy, listless girl-next-door with a troubled family, become trapped in a downward spiral of crime and obsessive love, as they try to ditch their dead-end town for a better life. A contemporary, low-down story set in the hot lazy days of modern day Mississippi, Dixieland is Hank Bedford’s feature debut about love and lawlessness but also about the reality of poverty and violence. Starring Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man, HBO’s The Leftovers) and Riley Keough (The Runaways, Magic Mike) as the criminal couple, with country music superstar Faith Hill as Zylka’s mother, and Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, this Southern drama is a sensitive, riveting tale of young, restless love gone awry.

—Genna Terranova
About the Director(s)
Over the past five years Hank Bedford has worked closely and creatively with some of the best filmmakers in the world, among them David O. Russell, Tarsem, and Scott Cooper. Most recently Bedford served as an Associate Producer on Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
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    World Narrative Competition
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Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    David Massachi
  • Cinematographer:
    Tobias Datum
  • Co-Producer:
    Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, Katie Calhoon, Jay Cannold
  • Director:
    Hank Bedford
  • Screenwriter:
    Hank Bedford
  • Cast:
    Chris Zylka, Riley Keough, RJ Mitte, Spencer Lofranco, Brad Carter, Steve Earle and Faith Hill
  • Executive Producer:
    Michael Clofine, Henry Bedford, Barbara Bedford, Jesse Jantzen
  • Producer:
    Jen Gatien

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    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
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    Scott Feinstein
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    Jen Gatien
    New York, 10012
    Phone: 917 853 6591