Monday, June 14, 2010

Winter's Bone

You're a 17 year old high school student. Your family is dirt poor, your father has jumped bail and disappeared, your mother is catatonic, and you have two young siblings to take care of. You'd like to run away and join the army, but that ain't gonna happen. If that's not bad enough, everyone in your neighborhood is in the drug trade of manufacturing crank. No, this isn't the slums of a big city, this is the Ozarks. Oh, and did I mention that the bail bond company is about to evict your family from their home?

One of the best entries at this year's SIFF, it's been making rounds at the other big festivals as well (Sundance, Berlin, Palm Beach, SXSW, etc). It's scheduled to get a limited USA release starting on June 11th. According to the Landmark Theaters web site, Los Angeles is the only place it's currently playing.

Venue: Seattle International Film Festival, 2010
Genre: Thriller
Mood: Tense and bleak
Screen size: Any
Language: English
Rating: 4.5/5

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