The drama WILDLIFE featuring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaa; will screen daily from Friday, November 23-Thursday, December 6, with the exception of Wednesday, November 28.
Adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, WILDLIFE stars Carey Mulligan as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination disrupts the values and expectations of her 1960s nuclear family. After her husband (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his job as a professional golfer due to an uncontrollable forest fire, he decides to regain his sense of purpose by joining the fight against the fire. This leaves Jeanette and their 14-year-old son Joe (Ed Oxenbould) to fend for themselves. Suddenly the man of the house, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. The movie also stars Bill Camp, Cate Jones, Zoe Margaret Colletti, and Blaine Maye.
LA WEEKLY writes that the “film is shrewd and exacting, composed with rigor yet alert to the rhythms of its performers,” while the NEW YORK TIMES writes that “The whole of the film is a potent collaboration in every respect, and a remarkable directorial debut.”
WILDLIFE was awarded the “Truly Moving Picture Award” at the 2018 HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL and was nominated for “Best International Feature Film” at the ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL. The movie has a 94% rating on ROTTEN TOMATOES.