A family man, haunted by apocalyptic visions, builds a bunker despite the puzzlement of his family and friends. A film that anticipated the rise of ecoanxiety, featuring breathtaking images of environmental catastrophe.
Curtis LaForche, a likeable family man mired in depression, is haunted by apocalyptic visions. His friends and his family history lead him to think he should get help, but he can’t stop himself from working on the bunker in his backyard. The second feature by Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter is a deep dive into eco-anxiety – before the term gained popular currency – and the difficulty of addressing the environmental catastrophe without indulging in climate-change denial or descending into...
| 116 minutes | 2011
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