Visionary British director Andrea Arnold (FISH TANK) points her atmospheric lens towards the American Midwest in AMERICAN HONEY, a raw,risky, unconventional take on the coming-of-age drama that stars Shia LaBoeuf, Riley Keough, and Sasha Lane (in a breathtaking debut).
Star (Lane), a free-spirited teenager on the brink of adulthood, leaves her troubled home in the American Midwest and hits the road with a mag crew — itinerant laborers who peddle publications door-to-door for long hours during the day and party hard at night, never certain where the job will lead next. Led by hard-driving manager Krystal (Keough) and her seductive enforcer Jake (LaBeouf), the crew becomes a surrogate family to Star, offering hope, love and the freedom that comes from being on the road.
“It’s bold, captivating cinema, with a soundtrack that threatens to never leave your head.” (The Globe and Mail)
“….frequently breathtaking in its raw-nerve beauty.” (A.V. Club)
“AMERICAN HONEY is a long journey well worth taking, a singularly magical experience that’ll echo in the brains of its viewers for months no matter what they think of it.” (The Atlantic)
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AMERICAN HONEY (Andrea Arnold, 2016 / 163 minutes / 18A) Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
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