Little Woods Directed
Nia DaCosta USA / 2018 / 108 minutes
Times and Venues:
Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Breathtaking from start to finish, Little Woods is the compelling and compassionate story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, driven to work outside the law to save their home and their desperate lives. However, despite the bleak premise, the film is a pleasure to watch due to the magnetic performances of the two leads, Ollie (Tessa Thompson) and Deb (Lily James), the sensitive cinematography and the beautifully scripted story. Ollie has helped the struggling residents of Little Woods, North Dakota, gain access to Canadian healthcare by smuggling in medications, sneaking people across the border for procedures -- and profiting from drug trafficking on the side. After she's caught and put on probation, she plans to go legit. But just days away from freedom, she is steps back into the underbelly of their oil boomtown. With the girls' fate in question, first-time director Nia DeCosta's socially conscious thriller is a true tour de force.
BIO: Nia DaCosta is a writer and director based in New York City. DaCosta and her feature project, Little Woods, have been supported by the Sundance Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, and the Time Warner Foundation. Little Woods, which stars Tessa Thompson and Lily James, is her first feature film.
Cast/Featuring: Tessa Thompson, Lily James, James Badge Dale, Lance Reddick, Luke Kirby
Executive Producer(s): Lia Buman, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, Tom Dolby, Tessa Thompson
Producer(s): Rachael Fung, Gabrielle Nadig, Tim Headington
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