WILDLIFE

| 2018 | 104 mins. | |
Directed by Paul Dano

Monday November 12, 2018
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Wednesday November 14, 2018
Friday November 16, 2018 Saturday November 17, 2018


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Paul Dano
Written by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan

Starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Camp, and Ed Oxenbould

Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)–a housewife and a golf pro–in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job–and his sense of purpose–he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, WILDLIFE commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.

"Wildlife's" portrait of family life is much like the director's many onscreen performances - understated, sad-eyed, deeply affecting." -- Bob Mondello, NPR

"A small-scale gem with a haunting final image, Paul Dano's debut feature "Wildlife" is the story of a 1960s family quietly imploding." -- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"A beautifully observed study of an American family coming apart at the seams, it not only establishes Dano as a director to watch, but features an extraordinary performance by Mulligan." -- Nick De Semlyen, Empire Magazine

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