Winter’s Bone

Starting Friday, September 24

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, this tense, naturalistic thriller follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly as she confronts the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to track down her father, who has put up the family homestead for his bail. If she fails, Ree and her family will be thrown out of their home.

Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

I don’t think that description really does the film justice.  Desolation practically drips off the screen.  Director Debra Granik (who apparently really likes making movies with “bone” in the title) makes great use of the barren landscape of Missouri.  I love seeing a new talent that clearly has an eye for beautiful composition and Winter’s Bone is going to look amazing on the big screen.  I am incredibly excited for it to come to the Hollywood.

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