Thursday, March 3, 2011
Watching the Oscars inspired me to check out a few of this year's nominees for Best Picture that I hadn't yet seen. Winter's Bone, set and filmed in the Forsyth, Missouri, follows Ree as she journeys to find her father, a "meth cooker" whose absence in court, and subsequent bond payment, would ultimately forfeit the family's house. Having spent five summers working in the Ozarks, not far from Forsyth, as a college student, of course I had to watch it. The film lived up to its nomination but left me uneasy about the area that was my home away from home for so many summers. I highly recommend Winter's Bone. I've added an a cappella track from the soundtrack below.