When we first see Kevin Costner in the indie movie Black and White, he’s got his head in his hands. His neck is large and wrinkled, befitting an older man in distress. His wife has died in an accident, causing a new stage in his already beleaguered life as it unfolds in Mike Binder’s latest film. The well-to-do couple was raising their granddaughter Eloise after their daughter died in childbirth. Her black crack-head father is MIA. Now Costner’s Elliot is on his own, and the father’s mother—an entrepreneur with attitude galore played by Octavia Spencer takes him to court. At a sneak preview in East Hampton this weekend, prior to a featured upcoming screening at this fall's Toronto International Film Festival, Binder introduced the movie and its star to the all-white audience, explaining that the story of raising a biracial child whose custory was challenged by a black paternal grandmother, was based on his own experience.