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Film Info
Special Event
Mind the Gap
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:104 min.
Director:Paul Dano
Producer:Paul Dano
Jake Gyllenhaal
Zoe Kazan
Screenwriter:Paul Dano
Zoe Kazan
Cinematographer:Diego García
Editor:Louise Ford
Matthew Hannam
Cast:Carey Mulligan
Jake Gyllenhaal
Ed Oxenbould
Bill Camp
Print Source:IFC Films
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


SPOTLIGHT: Amid a trio of great performances in Paul Dano’s assured directorial debut, Carey Mulligan is a standout, brilliantly revealing a woman’s emergence from her husband’s shadow to find her own liberation, potentially wounding those she loves in the process. The focus is on a teenager growing up amid parental strife in small-town Montana in the early 1960s. Patriarch Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) has relocated his family again for a menial new job while dissatisfied wife Jeanette (Mulligan) feels trapped by her circumstances and son Joe (Ed Oxenbould) just hopes to stay long enough to make friends. Surely and delicately, the film depicts the growing rift between Jerry and Jeanette—he leaves to go fight fires while she becomes more forthright and impulsive—and how it forces Joe to find his own interests and allegiances. Dano and actor Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) collaborated on the screenplay of this evocative adaptation of Richard Ford’s acclaimed novel.

Expected Guest: Director Paul Dano; Actor Carey Mulligan  (Oct. 5)

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Paul Dano will make his directorial debut in 2018 with Wildlife. At 17, Dano starred in L.I.E. (2001), for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance and a Directors’ Week Award for Best Actor. Among his other film credits are Little Miss Sunshine (2006), There Will Be Blood (2007), Gigantic (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Being Flynn (2012), Ruby Sparks (2012), Looper (2012), Prisoners (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Love & Mercy (2014), Swiss Army Man (2016), and Okja (2017). In 2007, Dano starred in Ethan Hawke’s off-Broadway directorial debut, Things We Want.