Slow West

Screening: Sunday, May 3, 3pm


Directed by: John Maclean

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, and Ben Mendelsohn

Running Time: 84 minutes

Synopsis: Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a lovelorn, 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the close of the Nineteenth Century to track down his former lover. Confronted with the harsh realities of the frontier, he falls in with a rough and mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who soon discovers the focus of Jay’s affection has a price on her head. Together, the two navigate a vast, untamed wilderness while attempting to stay one step ahead of a bloodthirsty posse and a colorful bounty hunter. When their search leads to a brutal confrontation, Jay’s romanticism is the first of many casualties.

What the Critics Are Saying:

“An absurdist, melancholy coming-of-age tale that jumps from odd comedy to striking violence to stirring reflection.”

-Bilge Eibri, New York Magazine

“Slow-burning and simmering, “Slow West” knows how to kick the voltage into high gear.”

-Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

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