“THE HOMESMAN” starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep
The Varsity Theatre is proud to present the exclusive showing of THE HOMESMAN which the New York Times calls “a captivating western.” Directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones, the film is set in the 1850's and stars Jones, Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and features a strong ensemble cast which includes Academy Award winner Meryl Streep and her real-life daughter Grace Gummer.
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) who runs a farmstead in the Nebraska Territory. Realizing how daunting the journey will be to transport the women by covered wagon to Iowa she employs the help of a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her.
The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.
Swank delivers another Oscar-worthy performance, getting to the essence of Mary Bee's pride and pain. Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto provides stunning visuals throughout the film, while the music by Marco Beltrami also has received praise from critics as well. The film was based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout (“The Shootist”)
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