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Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive debut as a filmmaker and—along with co-writer Zoe Kazan—elegantly adapts Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Carey Mulligan delivers one of her finest performances as a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupt the values and expectations of the 1960s nuclear family. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, Wildlife commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.

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Mon. 1/22, 9:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC
Fri. 1/26, 5:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Sat. 1/27, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, PC

YEAR 2017

SECTION U.S. Drama

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 104 min

COMPANY June Pictures

WEBSITE junepictures.com

PHONE (201) 983-3868

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Paul Dano

Paul Dano is making his directorial debut with Wildlife. He wrote the adapted screenplay with Zoe Kazan and is also a producer on the film. Dano is a critically acclaimed actor, and he has appeared in films such as Love & Mercy, Swiss Army Man, Youth, 12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, Looper, Ruby Sparks, Being Flynn, Where the Wild Things Are, There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose.