Tuesday 12 February 2019 8pm
Dir: Debra Granik USA 2018
Language: English Running time: 109 mins Cert: PG
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard
Supported By: Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre
A self-contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society.
Will, a war veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bond is apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and social services intervene. Offering help, imposing compliance and conformity, they are given a new home, and a job and school are arranged. Will quietly prepares for them to disappear again but Tom is beginning to enjoy this world….
Sensitive and enthralling with intense and touching performances from McKenzie and Foster.
Sundance Film Festival 2018
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018
‘Debra Granik’s follow-up to Winter’s Bone is delicate family drama at heart’
-Tara Brady, The Irish Times
‘a film that never overwhelms but it lingers, leaving its mark on the viewer.’
-Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily
‘A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever….Captivating’
-David Edelstein, Vulture