Crime/Drama | USA | Queensland Premiere
Tessa Thompson (Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok) is as electrifying as Ollie, an ex-con with just a few days left on her parole. Ollie, and her estranged sister Deb (Lily James), are swiftly sucked back into a life of crime after their mother passes away leaving them with insurmountable debts that bring them to the precipice of homelessness.
First-time filmmaker Nia DaCosta crafts a profoundly modern western, presenting a riveting indictment of an American society that traps women into cycles of crime and poverty. Little Woods is an emotionally charged, and timely, crime-thriller marking DaCosta as a young American indie filmmaker to watch.
Director: Nia DaCosta
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Lance Reddick, James Badge-Dale
Runtime: 105 mins
Passes Bechdel test? Yes
Festival selections: Tribeca, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin
Friday 5 April, 4pm – Cinema 1, HOTA
Sunday 7 April, 3.30pm – BCC Coolangatta
Tuesday 9 April, 4.45pm – Cinema 1, HOTA