Awards

   

Press

"RIVETING... INEXORABLY POWERFUL... IMPRESSIVE... JOANNE KELLY SPARKLES"
- VARIETY


"3 1/2 STARS. AS AN EXPERIENCE, IT'S AMAZING. IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY YOU WERE THERE WHEN A GREAT AMERICAN FILMMAKER'S CAREER KICKED OFF, YOU NEED TO SEE RUNOFF."
- ROGER EBERT.COM


"IMPRESSIVE. THE TENSE, MOODY FILM, WHOSE ROILING UNDERCURRENTS LEND IT A RESEMBLANCE TO "WINTER’S BONE," AND “FROZEN RIVER"
- THE NEW YORK TIMES


"AS GORGEOUS AS IT IS RELEVANT... SUPERB... A BEAUTIFULLY COMPOSED TALE... EXCELLENT... STRONG AND SUPERBLY-SHOT"
- INDIEWIRE


"WRITER-DIRECTOR KIMBERLY LEVIN SHOWS REMARKABLE SKILL. WORTH CHECKING OUT."
- CHICAGO READER


"HARROWING. THE MOVIE ACHIEVES AN UNDERSTATED RESONANCE THROUGH LEVIN’S SENSITIVE COMPOSITIONS AND HER CLUED-IN PORTRAYAL OF LIFE IN A MIDDLE-AMERICAN FARMING COMMUNITY."
- THE VILLAGE VOICE


"AMONG THE MOST POWERFUL OF ANY MOVIE THIS YEAR... REMARKABLE DEBUT FEATURE. KELLY’S STRONG, STEELY PERFORMANCE RECALLS RECENT FEMME-LED RURAL DRAMAS FROZEN RIVER AND WINTER’S BONE, BUT WHERE THOSE FILMS’ COLD, HARDSCRABBLE POVERTY SKIRTED HICKSPLOITATION, RUNOFF‘S FINELY-OBSERVED, UNDERSTATED PERFORMANCES INVOKE A KIND OF HEARTLAND NEO-REALISM... HIGHLIGHT THE STUNNING BEAUTY OF THE RURAL SOUTH."
- MOVIE MEZZANINE


"ENGROSSING. KELLY IS REMARKABLE IN THE LEAD ROLE. FOR VIEWERS CRAVING A FILM THAT REQUIRES THEM TO SIT STILL AND ACTUALLY TURN ON THEIR BRAINS"
- A.V. CLUB


"SIMPLY STUNNING…MANAGES TO ENTERTAIN AS WELL AS ENLIGHTEN… STERLING PERFORMANCE BY JOANNE KELLY. IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I FELT LIKE I LEFT A MOVIE A BIT SMARTER THAN WHEN I WALKED IN, AND A VERY LONG TIME SINCE A FICTIONAL FILM MADE ME ANGRY AND SAD AND MOTIVATED TO DO MORE."
- THE DIVA REVIEW


"RUNOFF IS AN INTELLIGENT, SOPHISTICATED AND MESMERIZING SLOW-BURN THRILLER THAT'S GROUNDED IN HUMANISM."
- NYC MOVIE GURU


"FREQUENTLY LOVELY, IMPRESSIONISTIC FILM"
- PASTE MAGAZINE


"A POWERFUL PUNCH WITH A THOUGHTFUL STORY… BEAUTIFUL AND INSIGHTFUL"
- MY NEW YORK EYE


"POWERFUL ECO-TALE OF COMPASSION, CONSCIENCE AND COMPROMISE"
- EXAMINER.COM


"3 STARS. RUNOFF EXUDES A COMPELLING NATURALISM… HAUNTING"
- SLANT MAGAZINE


"A RIVETING CHARACTER STUDY… ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES YOU'RE LIKELY TO SEE. A HUGELY PROMISING FEATURE DEBUT FOR WRITER-DIRECTOR-EDITOR KIMBERLY LEVIN."
- NASHVILLE SCENE


"WITH MOVING PERFORMANCES ALL AROUND, STANDOUT JOANNE KELLY CARRIES THE FILM... A QUIET AND GOOD-LOOKING FILM THAT IMPRESSES THE URGENCY OF REAL-LIFE AND THE GLIMMERING MIRAGE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM."
- WAY TOO INDIE


"KELLY’S LUMINOUS YET GROUNDED PERFORMANCE ANCHORS THE ENTIRE FILM... A VISUAL LUSHNESS AS HEADY AND BREATHTAKING AS THE RURAL LANDSCAPE"
- BITCH MAGAZINE


"ABSORBING AND SUSPENSEFUL"
- THE EAST HAMPTON STAR


"THE FILM IS BEAUTIFULLY SHOT, CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF A COUNTRY LANDSCAPE, AND KELLY IS A LOVELY SCREEN PRESENCE."
- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES


"SEE IT... GRIPPING… KIMBERLY LEVIN’S STRONG ABILITY FOR STORYTELLING, CASTING AND PRESENTING ENGAGING CHARACTERS IN A REAL STRUGGLE PAINTS A NEW AMERICANA WITH A LONG LASTING EFFECT."
- BRAVE NEW HOLLYWOOD


Synopsis

The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land.

An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any means necessary-offers Betty a way out. She refuses to get involved, but as the pressures mount for her family and they are on the brink of eviction, her husband, Frank, reveals that he is seriously ill.

How far will one to go to take care of one’s own? Recalling all that is heartland Americana, this film combines an ecological urgency with a compelling yet sensitive story.


Cast & Crew

Directed and Written By: Kimberly Levin

Produced By: Kurt Pitzer

Starring: Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13, Hostages), Neal Huff (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Wire), Alex Shaffer (Win, Win, Lifeguard) , Kivlighan De Montebello (A Scientist's Guide to Living and Dying, Celebrity Ghose Stories), Tom Bower (Independent Spirit Award nominee, Crazy Heart, Die Hard 2), Darlene Hunt (The Big C, Good Morning Miami)


Alex Shaffer
Neal Huff
Kivlighan De Montebello
Tom Bower
Darlene Hunt

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