In a plot that looks a little like Kindred meets The Village, Alice follows an enslaved Black woman played by Keke Palmer who flees a plantation only to learn that she is not living in the Antebellum South, as she’d always believed. It’s actually 1973, five years removed from President Johnson’s Civil Rights Act and well into a new era of the fight for racial justice for Black Americans. With the help of a new friend (Common), she gets a quick education on what the last century was all about and decides it’s time to head back to the house she fled to get some answers and maybe a little justice while she’s at it.
The story is inspired by true accounts of Black people who were enslaved in the U.S. well into the 1960s.
In addition to Alice, Palmer is also starring in Jordan Peele’s Nope later this summer. Not a bad year.