This past Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press honored Oscar Isaac with the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-series of Movie for his portrayal of a small-town mayor struggling with a housing crisis in Yonkers, NY in HBO’s Show Me a Hero! Make his performance your own by taking home the entire mini-series, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Show Me a Hero is set in an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s. It follows the young mayor of a mid-sized American city who’s faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. From creator David Simon (HBO’s Treme® and The Wire®) and director Paul Haggis (Crash®), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, the six-part HBO Miniseries®presentation Show Me a Hero explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.