Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, "Winter's Bone" was the film that nabbed that coveted Grand Jury Prize for Drama at Sundance 2010. It has its MOMA premiere on June 9th and TI assures you "Winter's Bone" has the grit and the grain that makes for the very best of American cinema. Full press release after the jump.
MoMA PREMIERES DEBRA GRANIK'S AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT FILM WINTER'S BONE ON JUNE 9
Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Drama Opens
Theatrically on June 11
MoMA Premiere: Debra Granik's Winter's Bone
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1
NEW YORK, May 14, 2010—The Museum of Modern Art will premiere a special preview
screening of Debra Granik's Winter's Bone (2010), winner of the Grand Jury Prize for
Drama and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, in
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1 on Wednesday, June 9, at 8:30 p.m. The screening
will be introduced by writer-director Debra Granik. Winter's Bone begins its
nationwide roll-out on Friday, June 11.
Based on the 2006 novel by Daniel Woodrell, Winter's Bone is the story of
Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence), a determined young woman and caregiver for
her mother and two younger siblings, who must locate her vanished father in
order to save the family home, which he put up as bond after his arrest for
drug-dealing. Set in a rural community in the Ozark Mountains, the local
industry is crystal meth, and allegiances demand that strong women run
interference between the law and their clan. The compelling—and often
surprising—action plays out against the harsh beauty of the Ozark landscape
and the poignancy of mountain ballads and plaintive fiddle music. Marked by
extraordinary performances and Granik's pitch-perfect direction, Winter's
Bone packs countless emotional upheavals into a journey across only a few
hardscrabble miles. The screening is organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior
Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.
Winter's Bone. 2010. USA. Directed by Debra Granik. Screenplay by Granik, Anne
Rosellini, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. With Jennifer Lawrence, John
Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt. Courtesy Roadside Attractions. 100 min.
Screening: Wednesday, June 9, 8:30 p.m. Introduced by Granik.