A meticulously crafted portrait of the American nuclear family in crisis charts the rift that forms within a 1960s Montana household when the father and breadwinner abruptly depart to fight the forest fires raging nearby, leaving his restless wife and teenage son to pick up the pieces. A deeply human look at a woman's wayward journey toward self-fulfillment in the pre-women's liberation era and a sensitively observed, child's eye coming-of-age tale.
Criterion collection ; 1031
Criterion collection ; 1031 DVD.
Families -- Montana -- Fiction.
Forest fires -- Prevention and control -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Dano, Paul, 1984- film director, screenwriter.
Ford, Richard, 1944- actor.
Gyllenhaal, Jake, 1980- actor.
Mulligan, Carey, 1985- actor.
Oxenbould, Ed, 2001- actor.