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Father and Daughter Living Off The Grid

Movies: ‘Leave No Trace’
Thomasin Mc Kenzie and Ben Foster in “Leave No Trace”

Eight years ago director Debra Granik gave us the bleak, haunting tale “Winter’s Bone,” set in the destitute Missouri Ozarks, that made Jennifer Lawrence a star. Now she has delivered “Leave No Trace,” which tells the story of a troubled veteran and his 13-year-old daughter living off the grid in the forests around Portland, Oregon. But do not let this trigger any anxiety; this is a loving and protective  family unit determined to stay together as long as possible. How that does and doesn’t work out gives the film its drama.

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