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Following in the footsteps of yesterday’s poster premiere, Film Movement has released a new trailer for Matt Sobel’s controversial character drama “Take Me to the River.” The movie premiered to considerable acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where many critics were impressed with Sobel’s handling of a very sensitive storyline, in which an ambiguous encounter between a Californian teen and his nine-year-old cousin uncovers a history of long-buried family secrets.
In a breakout performance, newcomer Logan Miller plays Ryder, a gay teenager who has made an agreement with his mother not to come out to his extended Nebraskan family at an upcoming reunion. But after an ordinary afternoon spent with his nine-year-old cousin gets twisted into a shocking encounter, Ryder becomes the target of his family’s grave suspicious, though the truth of what really happened is just the beginning of exposing the family’s misdoings.
Much of the drama is fueled by the ambiguity over the central event, and the film’s new trailer above certainly takes advantage of that in blending a family drama with a controversial mystery.
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The film will be released starting on March 18 in New York City at Landmark’s Sunshine theater and on March 25 in Los Angeles at Landmark’s Nu-Art theater.