Walking Out


Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8:30pm
Tivoli Theatre

An estranged father and son are forced to rely on one another to survive an unforgiving wilderness in this riveting, richly emotional thriller. Once a year, 14-year-old David (Josh Wiggins) travels from his mother’s home in Texas to visit his loner father, Cal (former St. Louisan Matt Bomer), in the remote mountains of Montana. There, the two embark on their annual hunting excursion, during which the taciturn Cal attempts to connect with his smartphone-addicted son. But when a terrifying turn of events leaves Cal critically wounded, it’s up to the teenage David to summon enough strength for both of them. Infused with a deep reverence for the rugged beauty and harsh realities of the Montana landscape, “Walking Out” is both a tense survival saga and a disarmingly moving father-son tale. Calling the film a “snowy thriller with a burning heart,” Time Out notes that “co-writers, co-directors and brothers Alex and Andrew J. Smith — who outdo ‘The Revenant’ for sincerity, depth and gorgeousness — mount their tale with enough confidence to cut away from the action. Flashbacks to Cal’s own stern father (a red-hatted Bill Pullman) situate the film on a battleground between impulsiveness and maturity.”

95 min.

Directed by

Alex Smith & Andrew J. Smith

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight


Drama Thriller