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November 5 @ 12:00 am



The third film from promising Texas writer-director Trey Edward Shults packs a tremendous emotional wallop and ambitious visual style in the story of a high-school wrestler pushing life to the limit and the turmoil that soon will swamp his family in the South Florida suburbs. Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. is a standout after his breakthrough performance in Shults’ 2017 horror film “They Come at Night,” but he’s matched by Taylor Russell (“Escape Room”), who carries the film’s second half as his introspective sister.

Likening the film’s emotional dynamic to “Moonlight,” another indelibly South Floridan film, Vanity Fair’s K. Austin Collins zeroed in on the way the filmmaker’s use of cinematic language conveys an ocean of crucial detail that sets the movie and its characters on their course. “It’s all captured by a camera that spins and pans in circles, giving us images that evoke entire experiences—a visual world dizzy with sense-memory, music, color. That’s the rush of youth you’re feeling as we whip between two young lovers going wild to Animal Collective. When the screen is awash in flashing reds and blues, you’re right to feel fear; you’re right to sense the obvious portent.”

The film was curated by Jen Yamato of The Los Angeles Times as part of the annual Critics Choice program. She will lead a post-screening discussion with Shults, who grew up in Orlando and shot much of his film in and around Hollywood, Fla.
Cast: Kelvin Harrison, Jr, Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Neal Huff, Clifton Collins, Jr., with Renee Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Rating: R
Year: 2019
Country: USA
Language: English
Extras: Q&A with director Trey Edwards Shults. Moderated by Jen Yamato of the Los Agneles Times and K. Austin Collins of Vanity Fair.
Event: 11/23 - 5:30 PM
Venue: Hall 1 - Carper
Members: $12/ Non-Members: $15


November 5
12:00 am
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