Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Cut Bank

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 92 minutes

Cut Bank

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) would do just about anything to get out of Cut Bank, Montana, hailed as the “coldest spot in the nation.” Even the town’s moniker is a let down: it’s not actually that cold there in the summer. Yet, Dwayne’s job as a mechanic working for Big Stan (Billy Bob Thornton) hardly earns Dwayne enough money to set up life elsewhere. When Dwayne happens to videotape the murder of the cantankerous mail carrier Georgie Wits (Bruce Dern) – the first murder in Cut Bank – Dwayne may have inadvertently landed his means to escape, as the federal government grants $100,000 for evidence to the unlawful killing of postal employees. According to Postal Inspector Joe Barrett (Oliver Platt), Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich) simply has to find Wits’s body first. But the squeamish officer only discovers more dead bodies in the process, and Dwayne may be next. A star-studded, offbeat thriller, Matt Shakman’s CUT BANK has so many twists and turns, you’ll see why it’s so hard for Dwayne to leave. – E.B.

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Competition
American Independents Competition

Director
Matt Shakman

Born in Ventura, California, Matt Shakman started his career early, as a child actor in several hit television series. After studying art history and theater at Yale University, Shakman founded the Black Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles. He has directed television episodes of Mad Men, New Girl, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and numerous other series.

Filmography
CUT BANK (2014)

Producers
Edward Zwick, Laura Rister, Mark C. Manuel, Ted O'Neal, Dan Cohen, Mickey Barold

Screenwriting
Roberto Patino

Cinematography
Ben Richardson

Editing
Craig Wood

Principal Cast
Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Michael Stuhlbarg, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt, David Burke, Sonya Salomaa, Stephen Hair

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