Thursday 2nd February 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm, Palmer Building
American Honey follows the trail of Texas teenager Star, who leaves her thankless life caring for her younger half-siblings to join a magazine sales crew on the road led by the boss Krystal. Unlike earlier countercultural road movies, Krystal’s team travel in pursuit of the American Dream, not to escape it. But the dream seems always out of reach.
Provides as much spectacle as a Hollywood musical…this brilliant film draws the outline of a bleak economic landscape. Pamela Hutchinson, Sight and Sound
USA/UK 2016 -directed by Andrea Arnold -with Sasha Lane, Riley Keough, Shia LaBeof -163 mins