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Joe

Time
On 28th July - 8.30 PM
Other showings
From 25th July - 31st July
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter
Director
Dir. David Gordon Green
Duration
117mins
Country
US
Year
2013
Synopsis:

Ex-con Joe runs a rough-neck crew thinning out forested land for dubious purposes. One day adolescent Gary (Sheriden, a revelation in MUD) turns up begging for work. Recognising Gary’s desperation, Joe becomes his mentor, and ultimately, his protector. As with Green’s previous films like GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOE is an atmospherically raw work about life at the moral and economic margins. Gary may become dependent on Joe to the point of infatuation, but he is not beyond standing up for his beliefs, and neither is an often emotionally inarticulate Joe, who Cage gives considerable depth.

 

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Critical reaction:
  • Joe serves up a bloody cut of Southern Gothic and a bullish portrait of masculinity in crisis, perfectly embodied by Nicolas Cage. 

    Xan Brooks, THE GUARDIAN