by Bruce Graham
directed by Max Minton
produced by Michael French for aluminous
Ray, a wealthy, white businessman, rides the bus through an impoverished black neighborhood and past the state penitentiary every Saturday. On his weekly ride he befriends Shatique, a young African-American woman putting herself through college and struggling to raise a son on her own. For a while the friendship offers more than either of them expected, but when Ray finally reveals why he’s riding the bus the threads that bind them gradually unravel in a complex web of race, privilege, heartache, and revenge.