Fall 2018: Leave No Trace
Originally screened: September 26, 2018
Director: Debra Granik
Country: United States
Runtime: 109 minutes
A film that grows beyond the borders of its original premise, Debra Granik’s sensitive but unsparing adaptation of Peter Rock’s novel opens in a Portland state park: Will (Ben Foster) lives there with his daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie). They are self-sufficient, enveloped by the sounds of nature and tied together by a tight bond. Still, there are moments of unease — Will, a veteran, is suffering from the effects of PTSD, and their presence in the park is illegal, a law that will come to rupture their story.
Where to watch today: Leave No Trace is available on home video from Universal Pictures, and is available to watch online via various rental platforms.