In a Valley of Violence

USA | 2016 | 104 minutes | Ti West

A lone gunman (Ethan Hawke) and his devoted collie find themselves at odds with the hostile marshal of a small, dusty border town (John Travolta) in this hilariously bloody homage to classic Westerns from director Ti West (The Innkeepers).

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In a film that both spoofs and pays homage to classic spaghetti Westerns, Ethan Hawke plays the archetypical hard-bitten loner, Paul, who drifts into the tiny border town of Denton on his way to Mexico to escape his past. The village, however, proves to be anything but sleepy after Paul quickly runs afoul of a gang of tough guys, led by the town's aggressive deputy, Gilly (James Ransone), who happens to be the son of Denton's marshal (John Travolta). Before he's run out of town, Paul also catches the attention of Mary-Anne, a lonely teenage innkeeper (Taissa Farmiga) who is desperate for someone new to talk to. After an attempted ambush by Gilly's gang, the stage is set for a bloody and elaborately staged third-act confrontation, as suggested by the title. Director Ti West, known mostly for his suspenseful horror films (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), loosens up his style for In a Valley of Violence, leavening the tension with broad humor—including the antics of Abbie, Paul's startlingly talented and emotive border-collie companion, who steals nearly every scene she's in. This crowd-pleasing revenge story manages to combine the epic sweep of the Western's best classics with witty dialogue and cartoonish violence reminiscent of Tarantino and the Coen brothers at their best.

Director Biography
Ti West is an actor, director, and screenwriter for television and film from Delaware. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts and has gone on to direct many films—especially in the horror genre, including 2011's The Innkeepers, which won the 2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival Fan's Choice Award for Scariest Film, and 2013's The Sacrament.

Sponsored by The Stranger, CTI BioPharma

  • Director: Ti West
  • Principal Cast: Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, John Travolta
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 104 minutes
  • Producer: Jeanette Brill, Alix Taylor, Ti West, Jason Blum, Jacob Jaffke, Peter Phok
  • Screenplay: Ti West
  • Cinematographers: Eric Robbins
  • Editors: Ti West
  • Music: Jeff Grace
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Sacrament (2013); The ABCs of Death (2012); V/H/S (2012); The Innkeepers (2011); The House of the Devil (2009); Trigger Man (2007); The Roost (2007)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Focus World