Director: Debra Granik

109 mins, USA-Canada, 2018, Digital

This film screened on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

From the director of the award-winning Winter’s Bone comes this gritty and spare, but emotive, drama adapted from Peter Rock’s novel.

Will and his teen daughter, Tom, are living off-grid in Portland Forest Park, until social workers come calling and move them ‘into the community’, meaning a house for them and a school for Tom. Will struggles to settle into a job, seeing their nomadic existence as one of safety, whereas Tom starts to see the appeal of living among other people.

Never judgemental, Granik’s film observes the pair as they struggle to cope in their new surrounds, amid beautiful natural backdrops.

Wild Strawberries is our film club for over 55s. Tickets: €4.45 including regular tea/coffee before the event. If you happen to look younger, please don’t take offence if we ask your age.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

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