Bob and the Trees

Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2016

(Diego Ongaro, United States, 2015, 92 min)

Based on his award winning 2010 short of the same name, Diego Ongaro’s first feature follows small-town logger Bob Tarasuk, his family, and their farm through a cold and trying winter. Forces of nature and human failings plague hot-headed Bob’s work and relationships, and drive him to near desperation as bad luck piles up around him like the ever-deepening snow. A beautiful setting in the Berkshires and compelling performances from non-professional actors engender a quiet yet magnetic new work of American independent cinema. Bob and the Trees premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and features the lensing of on-the-rise cinematographer Chris Teague (Obvious Child, Appropriate Behavior, The Mend).  
“…reveals an overall tone of unsentimental empathy that’s too often missing from outsider perspectives.” –The Hollywood Reporter
“…a fine debut for Ongaro to demonstrate his loose and observational approach to creating stories from the world around him.” –The Playlist


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