Paul Dano USA / 2018 / 104 minutes
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14-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.
Paul Dano will make his directorial debut in 2018 with WILDLIFE, screening in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Dano wrote the adapted screenplay (with Zoe Kazan) from Richard Ford’s American classic. WILDLIFE stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal and centers on the story of a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parent’s marriage after their move to Montana. Dano also produced the film.
Executive Producer(s): Zoe Kazan, Eddie Vaisman
Producer(s): Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Alex Saks
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