Runtime: 107 minutes
Rated PG: mature themes
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone
Rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
* Sunday Perspectives Monthly Discussion Series: the screening on Sunday June 18 @ 7pm will be followed by a post-film discussion.
Synopsis: One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.
This is not a film of big revelations or ready-made solutions. It’s gentle and finely executed storytelling about ordinary people longing for connection and meaning as they face the challenges of another day. -Toronto Star
It is a movie that declines to detonate the traditional climactic revelation or catharsis that pulls everything together, and some might find it frustrating. I found it entirely absorbing. You must take time to immerse yourself in its quiet mystery. -The Guardian