at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam. This is the second film of the fall 2013 Cinema 10 season.
On one of their frequent escapades, 14-year-olds Ellis (Tye Sheridan whose film debut was screened last May by Cinema 10) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland's film debut), go to an island in the Mississippi to see a boat in a tree and discover Mud (Matthew McConaughey)hiding there. Mud puts the two adolescents to work in repairing the boat that he hopes will let him escape. It is difficult for the boys to discern truth from lies in what Mud says. Did he really kill a man, is he pursued by the law, is he being chased by paid killers, can a shirt be magical? What is the connection with Ellis' neighbor Tom(Sam Shepard)? And who is this mysterious girl (Reese Witherspoon) who has just arrived in their little town in Arkansas?
“Nichols has developed a talent for intimacy and for continuous tension and he could be developing into one of the great movie storytellers . . . . His movie celebrates a great American kid, and much of it plays with a depth and psychological acuteness almost never found in our movies anymore” (David Denby, The New Yorker).
Mud is rated PG-13 for smoking, some violence, sexual references, language, and thematic elements. This movie is in English and runs 130 minutes.
General Admission: $4.50/individual; $35/season tickets
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Watertown, NY