Tessa Thompson (Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok) is as electrifying as Ollie, an ex-con with just a few days left on her parole. Ollie, and her estranged sister Deb (Lily James), are swiftly sucked back into a life of crime after their mother passes away leaving them with insurmountable debts that bring them to the precipice of homelessness.
First-time filmmaker Nia DaCosta crafts a profoundly modern western, presenting a riveting indictment of an American society that traps women into cycles of crime and poverty. Little Woods is an emotionally charged, and timely, crime-thriller marking DaCosta as a young American indie filmmaker to watch.
“DaCosta deftly balances Ollie’s illicit activities with the economic anxieties so many have to struggle with to create the kind of suspense Hitchcock or Scorsese would envy” Cultured Vultures
Awards/Notable Mentions: Tribeca, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin