Oct. 11: Leave No Trace

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Debra Granik
USA; 2018
English; 109 minutes
Rating: PG

Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), and her veteran father, Will (Ben  Foster), have lived undetected for years in Forest Park, a vast woods on the edge of Portland, Oregon. A chance encounter leads to their discovery and removal from the park and into the care of a social services agency. There they must confront their conflicting desire to be part of a community and fierce need to live apart. A haunting film, Leave No Trace is a moody, mysterious, mesmerizing exploration of an unexpected existence on the edge.

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, RogerEbert.com

It covers difficult ground, but to say it leaves no trace would be a lie. It definitely makes its mark. Adam Graham, Detroit News

Debra Granik made a stunning feature eight years ago: Winter’s Bone, … Here’s another stunner, and another revelation in the calmly radiant
person of
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. Joe Morgenstern,
Wall Street Journal