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LEAVE NO TRACE Movie Review

LEAVE NO TRACE is the latest haunting film from Debra Granik (the Academy Award-nominated Winter’s Bone, Stray Dog, Down to the Bone ), a moody, mysterious, and mesmerizing exploration of an unexpected existence on the edge. A teenage girl, Tom (breakout newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) , and her veteran father Will ( Ben Foster of Hell or High Water and The Messenger) have lived undetected for years in Forest Park, a vast woods on the edge of Portland, Oregon. A chance encounter leads to their discovery and removal from the park and into the charge of a social services agency. They try to adapt to their new surroundings, until a sudden decision sets them on a perilous journey into the wilderness seeking complete independence and forcing them to confront their conflicting desire to be part of a community and fierce need to live apart. The film is directed by Granik; the screenplay is by Granik and Academy Award nominee Anne Rosellini (Winter’s Bone, Down to the Bone), adapt