Nominated for the Grand Jury prize at Sundance 2017
Based on the “American Short Story Masterpiece” by David Quammen, WALKING OUT tracks fourteen-year-old David’s (Josh Wiggins) annual visit to rural Montana to see his brooding, off-the-grid father, Cal (Matt Bomer).
Separated from the comforts of home, David is reluctant and resentful as Cal plans the boy’s first big game hunt. As the pair ascend into the wilderness, Cal tried to connect with David by recounting the story of his own first kill, on his last hunting trip with his now long-dead father (Bill Pullman). After their trip is disrupted by a chance encounter with a grizzly bear, a wounded Cal realizes they must both rely on David’s strength and resilience to survive.
Infused with a deep reverence for the rugged beauty and harsh realities of the Montana landscape, Walking Out is both a tense survival saga and a disarmingly moving father-son tale.
"This is independent filmmaking at its best." AUSTIN360
"A solid gem…" JOBLO
"Beautiful to watch" NEW YORK TIMES
"A meditation on the rituals and tragic weight of masculinity…" ROGER EBERT
"A captivating and poignant generational saga that will stay with the viewer long afterward." THE WRAP
Screening exclusively at Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX from April 5.