New films with Kristen Stewart, MIchael Fassbender, Nick Cave and more
Premiere Date and Time: January 17, 12:15 PM
Director: Peter Sattler
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, John Carroll Lynch
Lowdown: Kristen Stewart's first release since the elongated roll out of "On the Road" finds her playing a young military guard assigned to Guantanamo Bay. Her patriotism is tested by an unusual friendship she forms with an eight-year detainee played by Payman Maadi ("The Past"). Early buzz is both actors deliver superb performances and its early Friday premiere time on effectively the first full day of the festival is an intriguing sign of support from the programmers.
- Gregory Ellwood