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Captain Fantastic

USA | 2016 | 120 minutes | Matt Ross

Viggo Mortensen stars in a heartfelt story of unconventional family values as the devoted father of a brood of six who live off the grid in the wilds of Washington state, until events lead them back to the outside world for the first time in decades. Also screening June 11 as a part of A Tribute to Viggo Mortensen.

June 12, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
2:30 PM Date has passed

Actor Viggo Mortensen, Director Matt Ross, Producer Lynette Howell Taylor scheduled to attend

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Director Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms) delivers a heartfelt lesson of humanity in his unique Northwest tale Captain Fantastic. Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a devoted and non-traditionalist father, Ben (Viggo Mortensen), raises his six children (Bodevan, Nai, Rellian, Zaja, Kielyr, and Vespyr) with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. When a tragedy forces them to leave their wild paradise, his family begins a journey reintegrating into society after years of isolation. Having to face the reality and conformist values of the world they separated themselves from, they learn to question and challenge the new environment around them and the changes brought to their lives. From education, literature, and love to music and pop culture, his children discover the joys and flaws of this new world they're thrown into while their father's previous ideas about parenthood are dramatically challenged.

Director Biography
Matt Ross was born in 1970 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is an actor and director, known for acting in American Psycho in 2000, The Aviator in 2004, and "Silicon Valley" today. He directed his first feature, 28 Hotel Rooms, in 2012.

Sponsored by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, CityArts, Seattle Weekly, CTI BioPharma

Director: Matt Ross
Principal Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, George MacKay, Erin Moriarty, Frank Langella
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Running Time: 120 minutes
Producer: Lynette Howell Taylor, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson
Screenplay: Matt Ross
Cinematographers: Stéphane Fontaine
Editors: Joseph Krings
Music: Alex Somers
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: 28 Hotel Rooms (2012)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Bleeker Street
International Sales: Entertainment One
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