Drama-Thriller | Kimberly Levin | 2014, United States | 89 Minutes
The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened from their land.
-- From The New York Times: "The impressive directorial debut of Kimberly Levin. The tense, moody film, whose roiling undercurrents lend it a resemblance to Winter’s Bone, and Frozen River, pointedly contrasts a picture-postcard environment of golden cornfields and haystacks with the disquieting reality. This story of the Freemans, a rural family struggling to survive, is a Halloween nightmare, a horror film with a social conscience.."
-- From Variety: "Kimberly Levin’s powerful debut feature. Driven by a riveting performance from Joanne Kelly as a woman who discovers how far she’s willing to go to save the family farm, the film is an impressive calling card for first-time writer-director Kimberly Levin. After the movie’s debut in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the bees in the field won’t be the only things buzzing."
-- From RogerEbert.com "I can say without hesitation that if you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker's career kicked off, you need to see Runoff."