Will (Ben Foster), an Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD, lives with his thirteen-year-old daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), in a public park outside Portland, Oregon. They live in almost total isolation, only entering town for occasional food and supplies. Will makes their money by selling his VA-issued painkillers to other veterans. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
“Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that’s both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances.” – Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert.com
Monday September 24, 2018
7:00 p.m. at the Norwood Theatre
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