Director/Writer: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard
Producers: Sarah Green, Aaron Ryder, Lisa Maria Falcone
Official Selection: 2012 Cannes Film Festival, 2013 Sundance Film Festival
A Roadside Attractions Release
April 26, 2013
MUD is the story of an improbable friendship between 14-year old Ellis (Sheridan) and a charismatic fugitive named Mud (McConaughey). Exploring the nearby Mississippi river, Ellis and his best friend discover a deserted island where they encounter Mud, a dirty, desperate yet oddly compelling stranger. Mud is on the run for a crime of passion, and bounty hunters are closing in on him.
Moved by the romantic notion of his story and intrigued by the promise of a great adventure, the boys conspire to aid Mud in his escape and reunite him with the love of his life, Juniper (Witherspoon). In the spirit of Stand By Me, MUD is an instant classic, a compelling tale of innocence lost and an undeniable testament to the power of love.