LEAVE NO TRACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Debra Granik Stars: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Dale Dickey, Dana Millican, Bob Werfelman, Jeff Kober. Will (Ben Foster, from Hell Or High Water, Hostiles, etc) is a psychologically damaged war veteran who is living off the grid with his dutiful teenaged daughter Tom (New Zealand actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, from popular tv soap Shortland Street, etc). Will likes the sense of isolation and is homeless by choice. The pair have been hiding and living in Forest Park, a huge wilderness area outside Portland Oregon. Continue reading

LEAVE NO TRACE – interview with Debra Granik

by GREG KING Leave No Trace is a powerful drama about a damaged war veteran (played by Ben Foster) and his daughter Tom (New Zealand newcomer Thomasin McKenzie) who are living off the grid in a remote forest until they are discovered, and their world is dramatically changed. The film is based on the novel My Abandonment written by Peter Rock, and has been adapted to the screen by director Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone, etc). Greg had a chat with Debra to learn more about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/dti3736l2ms8y65/230720_002.MP3/file Continue reading