/leave no trace
USA/Canada 2018 M 96 mins
director: Debra Granik
Featured review by Peter Howell - The Toronto Star
Minimalistic, deliberate and largely silent, "Leave No Trace" clings to each word like an endangered species. It demands patience from the audience, but that patience is richly rewarded.
J.R. Kinnard - Seattle Times
This film will begin at 6.55 pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05 pm in Cinema 2.
1 vote - 0
2 votes - 4
3 votes - 35
4 votes - 182
5 votes - 137
/star box score 4.26
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie - Tom
Ben Foster - Will
Director - Debra Granik
Screenplay - Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.
Producers - Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini
Co-producer - Chris Stinson
Executive producers - Michael Bloom, Jason Cloth, Aaron L. Gilbert, Adam Pincus
Music - Dickon Hinchliffe
Cinematography - Michael McDonough
Film editing - Jane Rizzo
Casting - Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
Production design - Chad Keith
Art direction - Jonathan Guggenheim
Set decoration - Vanessa Knoll
Costume design Erin Aldridge Orr
Filmed on location at Squaw Mountain Ranch, Oregon, USA
Her father was an attorney and her grandfather a broadcaster, both associated with social issues. She initially went to Brandeis University to study political science, but also seems to have studied at various noteworthy film and media schools, including New York University. Initially she made political and educational documentaries, then shorts and eventually her first feature Down to the Bone, followed by Winter’s Bone, which launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career, and now Leave no Trace. All three films were written and produced in collaboration with Anne Rosellini.
born 1963 Cambridge, Massachusetts
“One of the things that’s hard to argue with, and I think about this all the time, is that the main way we see the word “movies” is as entertainment, right? If one is going for escape or time out or relaxation, to see social realism is—if you’re living it, or even if you’re from a very different sort of social class and you’ve just never felt at ease with the way the economic culture is structured, on top of everything else you deal with, it can be hard to go seek that. It’s not really entertainment any more.”