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All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

November 3, 2023
1hr 37min
Status: released

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All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt Movie Details:

Movie NameAll Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Country United States
Language English
Release DatesJanuary 22, 2023 (Sundance)
November 3, 2023
Running Time1hr 37min
Age ratingPG
CastCharleen McClure
Moses Ingram
Reginald Helms Jr.
Directed by Raven Jackson
Written byRaven Jackson
Produced byMaria Altamirano
Barry Jenkins
Adele Romanski
Mark Ceryak
Cinematography by Jomo Fray
Edited by Lee Chatametikool
Music bySasha Gordon
Victor Magro
Production CompaniesA24
Distributor A24
Box Office Collection$52,084

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Charleen McClure as Mack
  • Kaylee Nicole Johnson as young Mack
  • Zainab Jah as older Mack
  • Moses Ingram as Josie
  • Jayah Henry as young Josie
  • Reginald Helms Jr. as Wood
  • Preston McDowell as young Wood
  • Sheila Atim as Evelyn
  • Chris Chalk as Isaiah


Tender caresses and enveloping embraces are portals into the life of Mack (Charleen McClure), a Black woman in Mississippi. Winding through the anticipation, love, and heartbreak she experiences from childhood to adulthood, the expressionist journey is an ode to connection – with loved ones and with place.

About All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt Movie:

  • The title of this film, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, refers to the practice of eating clay dirt, which has been common among poorer people who live in rural areas in the Southern United States, especially African-Americans.
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt marks Raven Jackson’s feature film directorial and screenwriting debut.
  • Principal photography on the film began in the fall of 2021 in Tennessee and in Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Raven Jackson got her inspiration for many of the scenes in this film from photo albums belonging to her grandmother, her mother’s mother, who was from Mississippi. She also looked through many photography books, most notably “The South in Color” by William Ferris. One of the churches in Ferris’ book, Rose Hill Church in Meadville, Mississippi, is where the wedding scene in this movie was filmed.
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt had its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2023, and was released by A24 on November 3, 2023.
  • The film received positive reviews from critics and was named one of the top 10 independent films of 2023 by the National Board of Review.