Great independent films. Great conversations with the filmmakers.
Fri, Jan 26, 2018
7 – 9 PM (doors: 6:30 PM)
BEAHIVE / 291 Main St
Q&A with director Alex Smith after the screening
“One of the best cinema experiences of the year…. Over the course of this strikingly beautiful movie, the directors Alex and Andrew J. Smith pointedly close the gap between father and son, spinning a drama of estrangement and tentative bonding into a swift and brutal tale of survival.”
— LA Times
Featured in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
An estranged father and son are forced to rely on one another to survive an unforgiving wilderness in this riveting, richly emotional thriller.
Once a year, fourteen-year-old David (Josh Wiggins) travels from his mother’s home in Texas to visit his loner father, Cal (Matt Bomer), in the remote mountains of Montana. There, the two embark on their annual hunting excursion, during which the taciturn Cal attempts to connect with his smartphone-addicted son.
But when a terrifying turn of events leaves Cal critically wounded, it’s up to the teenage David to summon enough strength for both of them. Infused with a deep reverence for the rugged beauty and harsh realities of the Montana landscape, Walking Out is both a tense survival saga and a disarmingly moving father-son tale.
Directed by: Alex Smith & Andrew J. Smith
Starring: Matt Bomer, Lily Gladstone, Alex Neustaedter, Bill Pullman
Recent Woodstock transplant Alex and his brother Andrew recently made Winter in the Blood. Their first feature, The Slaughter Rule, premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. They are writing an Amazon Originals pilot, adapting the graphic novel Son of the Gun for Fox Searchlight and Remembering Laughter for director Rodrigo García, and have written for HBO, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony, and FX.
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