Beneath The Harvest Sky (2014)



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The official trailer for BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY is now available via Tribeca Film. Making its U.S. debut at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY follows Casper (Emory Cohen, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe, THE GREAT GATSBY), who have been fiercely loyal friends since childhood. Desperate for a way out of their quiet town on the Maine-Canada border, the boys make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road. But when Casper is drawn into drug smuggling with his outlaw father (Aidan Gillen, "The Wire," "Game of Thrones") to pay his share, their friendship is pushed to the brink and adult choices forced on them all too soon. A standout narrative debut from Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (THE WAY WE GET BY), BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set against an authentic portrait of small-town American life. (C) Tribeca
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Emory Cohen
as Casper
Aidan Gillen
as Clayton
Zoe Levin
as Tasha
Carla Gallo
as Renee
Timm Sharp
as Badger
Delaney Williams
as James (MDEA Agent)
Joe Cobden
as Mr. Soucy
Josh Mostel
as Principal
David Denman
as George
Michael McGrady
as Cy (Canadian Biker)
Natalie Johnson
as Kayleigh
Wendy Way
as Mrs. Ouelette
Erik Moody
as Jesse
as Herself
Dustin Hamman
as Dustin
Will Martin
as Fluff
John Laverdiere
as Harvest Worker
Dennis Michaud
as Harvest Worker
David M. Violette
as Harvest Worker
Gerry Blier
as Man Selling Car
Ronald J. Gaigle
as CBP Officer #1
Ronald J. Daigle
as CBP Officer #1
Patricia Scull
as CBP Officer #2
Kevin Corsaro
as CBP Officer #3
Holly Russell
as Amanda
Scott Anthony Smith
as Gravel Pit Fighter
Nathan J. White
as Vietnam Vet
Peter Paton
as Mr. Borja
Barbara Baker
as Maxine
as Stripper
Leo Doyle
as MDEA Agent #1
Amy Michaud
as CBP Officer #4
Ryan Fitch
as Police Officer
James Slauenwhite
as Police Officer
Mitch Wheeler
as Sheriff's Deputy
Jacob Powers
as Tow Truck Driver
Benjamin Barber
as MDEA Agent #2
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

The languid pace effectively communicates the characters' crushing boredom, yet the dramatic interest never flags.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

While the climax of Beneath the Harvest Sky is a jumble of crosscutting, thunderstorms, and an inconveniently collapsing house, the movie never loses the pulse of people and tragedies it knows too well.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

For all its missteps, the film feels authentic. Through thick and thin, it stubbornly maintains a thorny integrity.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly are documentarians making their fiction debut, and they pack the movie with seemingly authentic, nitty-gritty details about life in the potato country of far northern Maine.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
AV Club
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Teenagers in a dead-end town aren't exactly a trailblazing topic.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

Gaudet and Pullapilly have a background in documentaries, and there's a convincing naturalism to their storytelling.

Full Review… | April 29, 2014
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Beneath The Harvest Sky

A contemporary true-to-life story of poverty-ridden, economically depressed rural northern Maine, a place where welfare and the drug culture is dominant. The young actors live it and live it hard, and at least one escapes and flies over the cuckoo's nest.

Frederick Hastings
Frederick Hastings

Fantastic film that captures what it's like to follow dreams that are shared with someone and fulfilling them until the very end. The whole film is very in your face and very uneven between characters but is purposefully done because nothing in life is fair and nothing is balanced perfectly. The location is almost secondary to the themes and topics of friendship, betrayal, love, loss, and growing up. One of my favorites of 2014 thus far.

Joseph Redl
Joseph Redl

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