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USA, 2011, 97 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, War, Woman Director
Program: World Cinema
Language: English

Returning home to her small town after a grueling tour of duty as a National Guardsman in Afghanistan, Kelli goes through major reentry problems: initial exhilaration gives way to ennui, as she finds herself alienated from all the things she left behind–her husband, her friends and her former job in a small local factory. Only her two daughters bring her solace in a world that doesn’t seem the same as the one she left behind. As her world seems to spin off its axis, she discovers her husband (Michael Shannon) has had an affair while she was gone, setting the stage for a tale of alienation and redemption, made with stunning grace and consummate candor. Writer/director Liza Johnson has crafted a small masterpiece with her moving, thoughtful story about the hardship of coming home after life in a battle zone. And stars Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, ER) and Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Revolutionary Road) are pitch perfect as the troubled couple dealing with the tangled situation neither had anticipated, nor wants.

Director Liza Johnson and Actress Linda Cardellini are expected to attend both screenings.

DIRECTOR: Liza Johnson
Producer: Noah Harlan, Ben Howe, Liza Johnson
Editor: Paul Zucker
Screenwriter: Liza Johnson
Cinematographer: Anne Etheridge
Music: Todd Griffin
Principal Cast: Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam, Emma Rayne Lyle, Paul Sparks
Filmography: Fernweh - The Opposite of Homesick (2000)
US Distributor: Dada Films - www.dadafilms.net

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