Shotgun Stories

Shotgun Stories
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jeff Nichols
  • Written by: Jeff Nichols
  • Cast: Michael Shannon, Barlow Jacobs, Glenda Pannell
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Nichol's slow burn modern Western features three brothers stumbling their way through luckless lives. At their father's funeral they come face to face with their half brothers and a Shakespearean feud erupts. Essentially a parable about grief and the futility of hostility, Nichol observes that poverty and hope are the main currency traded in this southeastern part of Arkansas.

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Shotgun Stories

22 May 20084 stars

REVENGE/TRAGEDY (12A) 90min Poverty and hope are the currencies traded in the southeastern part of Arkansas that is the stage for Jeff Nichol’s feature debut. This is a land of downriver people whose luckless lives are tied to the Mississippi-enriched…

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