Take Shelter 2011

Following his acclaimed debut, SHOTGUN STORIES, writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears. Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify. TAKE SHELTER features fully realized characters crumbling under the weight of real-life problems. Using tone and atmosphere to chilling effect, Nichols crafts a powerful psychological thriller that is a disturbing tale for our times.

Won: Critics Week Grand Prize, SACD Award Best Feature, 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Nominated: Grand Jury Prize Dramatic, 2011 Sundance Film Festival
This is a terrific monster-movie manqu????????a pure distillation of portent. -- David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
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Genres: Drama, Thriller

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