True Grit

Poster for True Grit

Spring 2011 Features series

Monday, May 9, 2011 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Based on the book by Charles Portis

Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld

Rated 14A · 1h 50m
United States

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True Grit

True Grit is a powerful story of vengeance and valor, Coen brothers style. Set in an unforgiving and unpredictable frontier where justice is simple and mercy is rare, Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) is determinded to avenge her father’s blood by capturing Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, Mattie enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger, LeBoeuf (Matt Damon), to track down the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution.

“The Coen Brothers don’t aim to reinvent the Western with True Grit; quite the contrary. By going back to the Charles Portis novel for inspiration, enlisting Carter Burwell to compose a score that recalls the golden era of the once-proud genre, and paying close attention to every detail, the critically lauded duo instead offers up what may be the most satisfying traditional Western since the genre was muddled by spaghetti and revisionism in the late ’50s.” from Jason Buchana