American Honey
First screened in October 2016
Director: Andrea Arnold. Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Raymond Coalson, Chad Cox, Veronica Ezell, Arielle Holmes, Garry Howell, Brody Hunsaker, Chasity Hunsaker (sic), Michael Hunsaker, Summer Hunsaker, Crystal Ice, Shawna Rae Moseley, Johnny Pierce II, Dakota Powers, Isaiah Stone, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Christopher David Wright, Laura Kirk, Kaylin Mally, Will Patton. Screenplay: Andrea Arnold.

Twitter Capsule: Watching the film leap, tumble, and find itself is even more exciting than watching Star do so. Thrilling ambition.

VOR:   Further elaboration of Arnold's distinctive style, which feels both grander and looser here. Gutsy in cultural depiction and formal execution.

Photo © 2016 A24/Parts and Labor/BFI/Film4/
Protagonist Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention)
British Independent Film Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Lane); Best Achievement in Craft (Robbie Ryan, cinematography)

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