Winter’s Bone

  • Screening Dates: 17th March 2011, 8 pm  //  24th March 2011, 6 pm
  • Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Shelley Waggener
  • Directed by: Debra Granik ('Down to the Bone')
  • Running time: 100 minutes
  • Rating: (R13) contains violence, drug use, offensive language
  • Language: English
Synopsis:

“In the harsh backwoods of Missouri, 17-year-old Ree (Jennifer Lawrence), smart beyond her years, takes care of her incapacitated mother and her younger brother and sister. When her crystal-meth-cooking father puts up the house for bail, she sets out to find him to ensure that he shows up in court. At every house she visits she’s stone-walled by some woman on the porch fronting for some guy inside. Her determination to uncover the truth behind her father’s disappearance only increases, inseparable from her determination to deliver her young siblings from the bleak expectations of their impoverished, drug-raddled kin. This dramatic ode to tough, persistent goodness was the big winner at Sundance this year and it is not at all hard to understand why.” (New Zealand International Film Festival 2010)