From Hopeless Places To The Open Road, 'American Honey' Gives Misfits A Home
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Imagine you’re a college freshman enjoying spring break on the rowdy beaches of Panama City, Florida. A middle-aged British woman approaches. She asks if you’d quite like to star in a film, something you ― a Texas-born psychology major working shifts at a Mexican chain restaurant ― have never considered pursuing. You can’t say no, right?
Less than a year later, you’re walking the red carpet at Cannes, where said film nets that British woman, whose name is Andrea Arnold, her third jury prize from the festival. (The others were for 2006’s “Red Road” and 2009’s “Fish Tank.”) And a few months after that French pageant, you and your cast mates are having a pseudo spring break of your own at the Toronto Film Festival, where a party bus takes you around town and the after-party for your movie’s premiere, set at a country bar whose rowdiness rivals that of Florida’s beaches, becomes one of the week’s highlights.
The movie in question, “American Honey,” which opens theatrically Sept. ...
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