Arcadia

Arcadia

Greta (Ryan Simpkins) and Tom (John Hawkes) in ARCADIA, a film by Olivia Silver. Picture courtesy DViant Films. All rights reserved.

Arcadia

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Arcadia (2012/2013)

Opened: 04/12/2013 Limited

Limited04/12/2013
reRun Theater04/12/2013 - 04/18/20137 days
DVD07/23/2013

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Genre: Coming-of-Age Drama

Rated: Unrated

Starring Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes and Ryan Simpkins

Twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom is moving the kids cross-country, promising a California paradise and a restored family when they reach the other coast.

Synopsis

A coming-of-age story set in a vast, cross-country landscape, Arcadia begins when twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom wakes her up before dawn and crams her and her two siblings into a dented station wagon. They set off on a 3,000 mile journey from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, paints pictures of a California paradise, and assures the kids that Mom will soon join them. Greta believes him at first, mesmerized by the strange new scenery and clinging to her stuffed bunny Harrison. Older sister Caroline nonchalantly accepts his stories, more focused on the boyfriend she's leaving behind. And nine-year-old Nat, too young to suspect a thing, is eager to see the epic Grand Canyon.

But Tom's mood shifts as often as the landscape outside their window, and the kids soon find themselves in increasingly unpleasant and even dangerous situations. Mom's presence seems to recede further with every mile they travel.

 

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