Following the death of his father, a black history professor (Steve Harris) returns to his rural Georgia hometown to run the family’s general store, only to find himself enmeshed in his neighbors’ problems and facing the fallout from a traumatic childhood incident. Lisa France wrote and directed this well-meaning drama, which tries too hard to accomplish too many things: one minute it’s a drama about long-standing prejudices, then it’s a road picture involving a mentally impaired blind man (though it’s hard to tell if his mental problems are intentional or the consequence of Phillip Bloch’s ludicrously over-the-top performance), then it’s a romantic drama with dollops of heartwarming southern charm. With Gale Harold, Catherine Dent, and Judah Friedlander. 99 min.