Leave No Trace

Director: Debra Granik 2018 109 Minutes G
Leave No Trace Sun 21 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 120mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Leave No Trace, by Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone 2010), is a flawless coming-of-age depiction of familial love and life on the social fringe.

Featuring impeccable lead performances, Leave No Trace follows father and daughter as they navigate a world shaped by shadows. Reclusive veteran Will (Ben Foster) lives off-the-grid with his teenage daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), their encampment in the dense parkland on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, offering a semblance of peace from his Iraq war-induced PTSD. Will’s hypervigilance sees them withdraw almost entirely from the outside world, moving often and living largely from the land. When circumstances force them back into a well-meaning, if ill-fitting, society, they must decide if the way back is also the way forward.


Director:Debra Granik
Producer:Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini
Cast:Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeff Kober, Dana Millican
Script:Anne Rosellini, Debra Granik, Peter Rock
Program strand:Features
Rights:Sony Pictures Releasing