Wildlife

Showed at Images 12/14/2018–12/20/2018

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould

Paul Dano's directorial debut, adapted by him with Zoe Kazan from the Richard Ford novel of the same name, is a portrait of a family, and a nation, in transition.

14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

  • Director: Paul Dano
  • Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Paul Dano’s directorial debut is a visually stunning living portrait of a midcentury marriage falling apart at a time when that was sort of unthinkable, or so we think... Carey Mulligan gives the performance of a lifetime.”

– Austin Chronicle