Leave No Trace runs from Monday, September 10 thru Wednesday, September 12. It screens Monday and Tuesday at 7pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.
Wednesday's screenings are cancelled. We are tracking Hurricane Florence's movement and will update here if further dates are cancelled.
From Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone, Stray Dog) comes Leave No Trace, a film based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock and inspired by true events. Will (Ben Foster) is an Iraq War veteran with PTSD living off the grid with his 13-year-old daughter in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon. They rarely make contact with the world except for Will selling his VA-issued pain medicines to fellow veterans. When one of their interactions with the outside world tips off social services, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place for each to call their own.
From the critics:
Granik lets glimmers of hope fight their way into her unflinching view of a broken America. That's what gives her hypnotic and haunting tale of letting go its quiet power and amazing grace.
Well-acted and well-written, calmly presented, and moving, this drama has a ring of truth, despite its extraordinary story. Perhaps that's because it was, after all, inspired by true events.
For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).
There will be a Q& A following Cinematique’s September 10th 7pm screening of Leave No Trace at Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theater
StarNews Arts Editor John Staton will moderate the Q&A between Chad Keith (Production Designer of Leave No Trace) and Jonathan Guggenheim (Art Director of Leave No Trace). Chad Keith has previously particpated in a Q&A with John Staton at Thalian for his work in Loving.
Please join us for this exciting event!