Winner of the 2017 Austin Film Award, as voted by the Austin Film Critics Association. Writer/director Macon Blair in attendance.
“Like Blood Simple crossed with The Three Stooges-a clever, gritty tale of revenge at its most inept, anchored by performances that brim with goofy fury.” – David Sims, The Atlantic
From the producers of Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN and Jeremy Saulnier’s GREEN ROOM comes the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a despondent nursing assistant who discovers a renewed sense of purpose after her house is burglarized. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), the unlikely pair sets out to track down the burglars, only to quickly find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Written and directed by Macon Blair (BLUE RUIN, GREEN ROOM) in his directorial debut, with a distinctive look courtesy of cinematographer Larkin Seiple (SWISS ARMY MAN, COP CAR), the film also stars David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet, Lee Eddy and Gary Anthony Williams. The film was produced by XYZ Films and filmscience.
Special thanks to Netflix for their help in coordinating this screening.