Leave No Trace

2018 | USA | PG | 109 min.


City Opera House Wed, Aug 1, 2018 3:00 PM
Central High School Auditorium Sun, Aug 5, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Fiction
Release Year:2018
Runtime:109 min.
Premiere Status:Northern Michigan Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Debra Granik
Produced by:Anne Harrison
Linda Reisman
Anne Rosellini
Screenwriter:Debra Granik
Anne Rosellini
Cinematography:Michael McDonough
Editing By:Jane Rizzo
Cast:Ben Foster
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie
Jeff Kober
Dale Dickey


If reading the news these days provokes fantasies of leaving civilization behind, this heartfelt—and uncompromising—father/daughter story might be just what you need. Ben Foster (in the best performance of his career) plays Will, a man living off the grid in the wilds of Oregon and raising his teenage daughter, Tom, with total self-sufficiency. But when authorities are alerted to their unlawful presence, they’re taken into the custody of social services. As Tom adjusts to her new surroundings, Will can only think of escape, and conflicting ideas about how to find happiness develop between the two. Director Debra Granik made one of the most memorable indies of the decade with Winter’s Bone, which introduced Jennifer Lawrence to the world; Leave No Trace, with its vivid and true sense of grace, proves that lightning sometimes really does strike twice.