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Dir: Katherine Diekmann
2016 / 92 mins
15+
Australian Premiere
IT’S THE TYPE OF RICH, NUANCED, REGIONAL AMERICAN INDIE THAT FLOURISHED IN THE 1990s
THE GUARDIAN
OFFICIAL SELECTION: TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
Cast: HOLLY HUNTER, CARRIE COON, RANSOM ASHLEY

Strange Weather

It’s the hottest long-spell they’ve had in America’s south for years and it looks like a long time before it’s going to break. The same doesn’t apply to the people who inhabit the space as some move closer and closer to the emotional edge.

Darcy Baylor (played with great strength by the amazing Holly Hunter) lost her son Walker to suicide 7-years earlier. Never fully overcoming the tragic loss she leads a life as down to earth as she possibly can within the small town she lives. That is until she stumbles across some information that leads her to question the reasons behind her son’s suicide.

Hustling her best friend Byrd (Carrie Coon) to assist her for answers the two women embark on a road trip that leads to the uncovering of many uneasy personal truths piece by piece.

With great performances throughout Strange Weather is an authentic and powerful film with a Hunter leading the way with a fully committed and screen-filling performance.