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Monday Night Film Series presents, Leave No Trace -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Sep 12, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series presents, 'Leave No Trace' on Monday Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102.

Following her breakout hit 'Winter’s Bone,' Debra Granik’s 'Leave No Trace' is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest.

Will (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water; Kill Your Darlings) is a PTSD-inflicted veteran and widower living off the grid with his daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), in a public park near Portland. When Tom makes a mistake that alerts the authorities to their existence, the family is removed from the park and placed in a home by state officials. Immersed in a world she has never experienced, Tom is drawn to the friendships, community, and comforts of her new surroundings. Meanwhile, Will is confronted with the triggers of the modern world.

'Leave No Trace' is a surprisingly endearing portrait of a father and daughter forced to contemplate whether family survival means sticking together or letting go. The lush Oregon landscape expertly contrasts the tension-filled narrative, with Foster delivering one of his most memorable performances to date — though it’s McKenzie who truly makes her mark. From the director who launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career, 'Leave No Trace' is sure to make McKenzie a newcomer to watch.

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com - http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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Contact: Tony Merzetti

Email Address: tmerzett@unb.ca