Winter’s Bone is one of those rare films with a solid female lead, a talented female director, and scenes that place power and gender at the forefront while also delivering amazing performances, an honest story, and beautiful cinematography.
Winter’s Bone is the story of Ree, a 17 year old woman raising her two siblings and caring for her ill mother after her father is sent to jail. Already struggling, Ree gets word that her father has disappeared after posting their house for his bail bond. She has no choice but to find him or what became of him or lose everything.
Winter’s Bone is directed by Debra Granik and based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell.
Playing at the Princess II (in the basement of the Princess Theatre) at 10337 and Whyte Avenue until Thursday. 7pm every evening and 1pm matinee on Saturday and Sunday. $7 admission for students and $10 for adults.