Roy (Ryan Gosling) gets cut from his high school football team just days after his estranged father dies. For him, football is more than a proving ground. It is a promised escape from his lonely rural existence. Enter Gideon (David Morse), a loner living on the roughneck fringe who is looking for gamers – kids who scrap hard – to play on his six-man football squad. Roy joins the Renegades, and he and Gideon enter into a tenuous friendship that pushes the limits of male bonding. Nominee, Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2002.
Montana Film Festival is proud to present The Slaughter Rule on 35 millimeter film projection.
In attendance at MTFF: Alex and Andrew Smith (writer/directors)
Alex & Andrew Smith
1 hour 56 mins