The Slaughter Rule
In this acclaimed indie drama, Roy (Ryan Gosling) gets cut from his high school football team just days after his estranged father dies. For him, football is more than a proving ground; it is a promised escape from his lonely rural existence and salvation from the paralyzing passivity that dominates his life. Enter Gideon (David Morse), a loner living on the roughneck fringe who is looking for kids to play on his six-man football squad. Roy joins the Renegades, and he and Gideon enter into tenuous friendship that pushes the limits of male bonding. A Sundance Film Festival sensation featuring a bevy of future Oscar contenders, THE SLAUGHTER RULE co-stars Amy Adams, Clea Duvall and Kelly Lynch.