Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for one of December’s feature films: Wildlife

About the film:

Fourteen-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.

What the critics are saying:

The tale itself is resonant and absorbing, though in a highly deliberate way. It’s about the energies that were bubbling up from the underbelly of the late ’50s.

Owen Gleiberman

Mulligan’s eccentric energy is her greatest strength, but it makes for a slightly wobbly, if just this side of wonderful, film.

Michael O’Sullivan
Washington Post

An affecting coming-of-age drama based on a superb book and directed by an exceptional actor in his directorial debut.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

He gives his actors space so that the rhythms are their own, and they hold us through the tough final scenes and bittersweet ending. This is a superb film.

David Edelstein

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Adult: $9 Student: $5