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2019 | Nia DaCosta | USA-Australia | English | CC available upon request | 105 min | R
Little Woods, North Dakota, a fracking boomtown well beyond its prime. Ollie is trying to survive the last few days of her probation after getting caught illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (James), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex. The two find they have one week to settle the mortgage on their mother’s house or face foreclosure. As bills and pressure mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she’d left behind for just one more score or to leave it all behind. A taut and affecting thriller about sisters pushed to extremes from award-winning director Nia DaCosta.
“Little Woods” is a neo-western film that serves as a full deconstruction of what ails the United States of America through the eyes of women.” – Valerie Complex, HN Entertainment
“This startlingly accomplished debut feature by Nia DaCosta has the eyes and ears of a documentary-the opioid crisis is everywhere, the nearest hospital is far away-but the heart of a drama, and a stirring one.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal