General · 12th November 2018
On November 30th at Quadra Community Centre, Friday Flicks presents Leave No Trace.
Leave No Trace is the latest haunting film from Debra Granik (the Academy Award-nominated Winter’s Bone, Stray Dog, Down to the Bone), a moody, mysterious, and mesmerizing exploration of an unexpected existence on the edge. A teenage girl, Tom (breakout newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), and her veteran father Will (Ben Foster of Hell or High Water and The Messenger) 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 charge of a social services agency. They try to adapt to their new surroundings, until a sudden decision sets them on a perilous journey into the wilderness seeking complete independence and forcing them to confront their conflicting desire to be part of a community and fierce need to live apart.
"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