Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” has racked up critical acclaim on the festival circuit all through the year for its portrayal of youth, dreamy imagery, and for capturing the recklessness of the open road. The film follows Star (Sasha Lane), an 18-year-old girl with nothing to lose who joins a traveling magazine sales crew run. While journeying across the Midwest, Star falls for top earner Jake (Shia LaBeouf) against the rules of supervisor Krystal (Riley Keough), and soon learns the harsh realities of life on the road. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
This is Arnold’s fourth feature film. She previously directed “Wuthering Heights,” an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel; “Fish Tank,” about the life of an isolated 15-year-old girl, which won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival; and “Red Road,” about a security operator who observes through her monitors a man from her past. She has also directed three episodes of the Amazon original series “Transparent,” as well as three short films.
“American Honey” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. It later screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest among others. It is currently playing in theaters nationwide courtesy of A24.