Director, Jeff Nichols, is back with his third feature (following Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter), and it is both the director’s most straightforward narrative, as well as his most emotionally affecting drama to date.
Mud weaves an almost Mark Twain-like tale of youth set in the American south. We follow the story of two young friends, Ellis and Neckbone, as they try to make their way through their lives. With their home situations not in the highest of quality (Neckbone’s parents aren’t around and Ellis’ appear to be on the outs), they take to nature to find a home. However, when that home even changes with the arrival of a mysterious pistol-carrying man named Mud, their worlds are changed to the very core.
Inherently a coming of age tale about love, loss and how one learns that love is easy to lose; Mud is truly a breathtaking piece of Americana that is driven by a director at the top of his game and a series of performances that are some of the best of 2013.
Showtime is 7:45 pm. We’ll gather 15-20 mins before show time to purchase tickets and find seats. Afterwards, we can head over to Lynnwood Grill, if people are interested.