Take Shelter

Take Shelter Release Date: September 30, 2011

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Curtis LaForche (Oscar nominee Michael Shannon) lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand-mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who supplements their income by selling handmade wares at the flea market each weekend.

Money is tight, and navigating Hannah’s healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one.

Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard.

His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds Samantha, and provokes intolerance among co-workers, friends and neighbors. But the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within the community doesn’t compare to Curtis’ private fear of what his dreams may truly signify.

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Starring: Jessica ChastainMichael ShannonShea WhighamRobert LongstreetKaty MixonNatasha RandallTova StewartHeather CaldwellScott KnisleyRon Kennard
Genres: DramaThriller
Directed By: Jeff Nichols
Runtime: 121 minutes
Studio: SPC
Total Box Office: 1.7 MIL
MPAA Rating R

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