Drama | completed
Kris, a headstrong teenager from a rural neighborhood in Houston, is destined to follow her mother to the state penitentiary, until she’s forced to work for her equally willful neighbor, Abe, an aging bullfighter struggling to keep a foothold in the rodeo circuit. Drawing consolation from an unlikely bond, Kris and Abe both attempt to right their paths, before it’s too late.
Monique Walton, Bert Marcus, Heather Rae, Ryan Zacarias, Audrey Rosenberg
Amber Havard, Rob Morgan
Yolanda Ross, Troy Hogan,Keeli Wheeler, Steven Boyd
" The Rider meets The Wrestler...touching, absorbing, poignant "
" Annie Silvertein stacks the deck awfully high...but her empathy and ability to settle into the silences between people buoy both the movie and you "
The New York Times
" A clear eyed, condescension-free portrait of American struggle. An affecting, admirably disciplined first film...whose visual style owes much to Belgium's Dardenne brothers "
The Hollywood Reporter
" A mesmerising film, and one that will linger in the imagination long after the sounds of the crickets have faded "
Sight & Sound
" A sure sense of place and a great deal of restrained empathy...reminding viewers of Fish Tank and The Florida Project "