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Leave No Trace

Writer-director Debra Granik, who gave us 2010's searing Winter's Bone, gets slightly less bleak for this contemplative backwoods drama about a homeless, PTSD-afflicted father (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) living an idyllic (if tenuous) existence squatting in a vast urban park in Portland, Ore. When authorities finally close in on them, their life of freedom is threatened—not just by a return to the ordinary world, but by the idea that there might be something more than mere survival out there for them. Suffused with regional realism, the film is never less than brutally honest—but it also never strays in its empathy for these noble but flawed characters. 108 minutes PG.