Eden (Janelle MonŠe) came to understand the worst degradation that a plantation slave in the Confederate South could know. African-American academic Veronica Henley (MonŠe, again), on the road in Louisiana to promote her latest book, lived a happy and comfortable modern-day existence. Their fates would indeed prove to be intertwined-but in the last way you'd expect-in this socially charged shocker; Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Jena Malone, Jack Huston also star. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.