Written and Directed by Alex and Andrew Smith (WINTER IN THE BLOOD, THE SLAUGHTER RULE)
Based on the short story by David Quammen
Produced by Brunson Green (THE HELP, A UNITED KINGDOM) Laura Ivey, Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis and filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia.
Featuring Josh Wiggins (HELLION, MAX), Matt Bomer (NORMAL HEART, MAGIC MIKE), Bill Pullman, Lily Gladstone (WINTER IN THE BLOOD and Sundance premiere CERTAIN WOMEN), and Alex Neuestadter (ITHAKA, THE COLONY)
Distributed by IFC Films
Filmed in Livingston and Bozeman, MT
An estranged father and son are forced to rely on one another to survive an unforgiving wilderness in this riveting, richly emotional thriller. Once a year, fourteen-year-old David (Josh Wiggins) travels from his mother’s home in Texas to visit his loner father, Cal (Matt Bomer), in the remote mountains of Montana. There, the two embark on their annual hunting excursion, during which the taciturn Cal attempts to connect with his smartphone-addicted son. But when a terrifying turn of events leaves Cal critically wounded, it’s up to the teenage David to summon enough strength for both of them. Infused with a deep reverence for the rugged beauty and harsh realities of the Montana landscape, Walking Out is both a tense survival saga and a disarmingly moving father-son tale— a story of connection, primal knowledge, and the true path to adulthood.
Runtime: 1 hr 37 mins