Winter’s Bone-Sundance Winner for Best Picture and Screenplay, Held Over Thru July 8

Winter’s Bone tells the story of Ree Dolly (played by Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence), a teen-ager in backwoods Missouri whose father has skipped out on bond after being arrested for cooking methamphetamine. Now he’s disappeared – and he’s put up the family home and property as collateral. So Ree must track down her father to keep her family from becoming homeless. But she faces a culture of silence among the drug-addled and drug-dealing crews, who also happen to be related to her – but who threaten her nonetheless.

The film is unusual in its willingness to focus on characters living below the poverty line, without making poverty – or drug addiction – the focus of the film. trailer

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