Downtown Owl

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 91 MINUTES | English |


Comedy, Drama

Life in a small town is always hard, but what about a small town that’s about to be hit with a once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm? That’s what the citizens of Owl, North Dakota are about to experience in the winter of 1984. This snowstorm - and the leadup to it - brings together three very different people: nostalgic football fan Horace (Ed Harris), newbie teacher Julia (Lily Rabe), and depressed quarterback Mitch (August Blanco Rosenstein).

Rabe teams up with her real-life husband, Hamish Linklater, to adapt Chuck Klosterman’s acclaimed 2008 novel for the duo’s directorial debut. Thanks to Linklater’s script and an ensemble cast that includes Henry Golding and a delightfully out-of-type Vanessa Hudgens, Downtown Owl harkens back to the anxieties and isolation of Reagan-era Middle America while looking towards a better future. Equal parts contemplative drama and quirky comedy, this unlikely crowd-pleaser proves that sometimes, the people you need most in your life are the people you’d least expect.––Jarod Neece

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Thu June 08 - 7:45 PM

Fri June 09 - 9:15 PM

Tue June 13 - 5:30 PM

Fri June 16 - 8:15 PM

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Directed by Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe

Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater
Bettina Barrow, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Rebecca Green
Written by Hamish Linklater, based on the book by Chuck Klosterman
Barton Cortright
Nena Erb
Music By
T Bone Burnett
Lily Rabe, Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, August Blanco Rosenstein, Jack Dylan Grazer, Arianna Jaffier with Finn Wittrock and Henry Golding


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