“By its extraordinary final shot, [Winter’s Bone] has transcended its plot specifics and attained an emotional realism that validates the unusual slow burn approach.” —indieWIRE
On Wednesday, June 2, 7:30 pm, the Walker Art Center presents
An Evening with Debra Granik
, during which the filmmaker visits to introduce the area premiere screening of her award-winning latest film,
. In the heart of the Missouri Ozarks, a teenage girl embarks on a quest to find her meth-making father and save her home and family. “The spare precision of Granik’s direction is effortlessly profound. Stunningly genuine performances and exquisite visual details capture the textures and rhythms of a world where the mythic and the naturalistic intermingle” (Sundance Film Festival). 2010, 35mm, 100 minutes. A Q&A with the director follows the screening.
Driven by a fascination with people’s daunting conflicts, writer/director Debra Granik weaves together stories of those who are on the precipice. Granik’s first film, Down to the Bone, garnered Sundance’s Dramatic Directing Award and the Special Jury Prize for Vera Farmiga’s performance. The film premiered in Minneapolis at the Walker’s 2005 Women with Vision film festival. The Walker is pleased to bring Granik to the Walker for the area premiere of Winter’s Bone, her second film, for which she won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film also received awards from the Berlin Film Festival and won Best Feature Film at the Palm Beach Film Festival.