First screened in September 2015
Director: Peter Sollett. Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Josh Charles, Luke Grimes, Tom McGowan, Anthony DeSando, Kevin O'Rourke, Dennis Boutsikaris, Gabriel Luna, Stink Fisher (!), Mary Birdsong, Suzanne Savoy. Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner.

Twitter Capsule: Gambles on antistyle; flatness is a risk. But I was moved. Sometimes change, like cinema, is about getting butts in seats.

VOR:   Unusual for a film to take up volatile political talking points and present them with such tonal and formal reserve. Clear, humane glimpse at different things "activism" can mean.

Photo © 2015 Lionsgate/Endgame Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

ReelingFilm Festival: Best Actress (Page); Audience Award (Narrative)

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