14th November, 2014
Based on the 1988 novel by Glendon Swarthout and directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman takes place in the 1850s Midwest. Hillary Swank plays a 31-year old spinster who takes it upon herself to transport three women who’ve been driven crazy by pioneer life back east. The film features performances from Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader, John Lithgow, and Meryl Streep.
Tommy Lee Jones garnered a nomination for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the cast received the award for Women’s Work/Best Ensemble from the Women Film Critics Circle Awards.