Bluebird

WM Indie: Bluebird (USA & Sweden, 2013)

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  • WM Indie: Bluebird (USA & Sweden, 2013)
  • Sally Luff
  • April 4, 2016

In his striking and moving debut feature, writer/director Lance Edmands explores the interconnectedness of a small town in the northern reaches of Maine.

When Lesley, the local school bus driver, (Tony nominee Amy Morton, August: Osage County) becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, she fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquillity of her small logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences.

Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley‘s fragility is further tested by her husband (Emmy nominee John Slattery, Mad Men)-a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill-and the boy‘s mother Marla , a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation. Features a powerful supporting cast including Emily Meade (Boardwalk Empire), Emmy winner Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby), and Adam Driver (Girls).

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