Furlough — Trailer

source:   ifcfilms.com

added: Wed, Mar 7th '18

Tessa Thompson, the breakout star of "Creed" and "Thor: Ragnarok," plays a rookie correctional officer tasked with guarding a slippery convict (played by Oscar-winner Melissa Leo) in the trailer for the road-trip, prison dramedy "Furlough."

Co-starring Whoopi Goldberg as Thompson's aging mother and comedian Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) as Thompson's supervisor, the film focuses on a contentious yet poignant road trip between Thompson's and Leo's characters, a fledgling prison guard and a shifty inmate who is allowed to visit her dying mother on a weekend furlough.

Laurie Collyer, writer-director of the acclaimed Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring drama "Sherrybaby," directs the character-driven dramedy, which also features appearances by Anna Paquin (True Blood), Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace), and La La Anthony (Power).

"Furlough" is hitting theaters and VOD on March 16th.

In between caring for her mother (Whoopi Goldberg), a young woman (Tessa Thompson) works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip.


directed by   Laurie Collyer

starring   Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg, Erik Griffin, Anna Paquin, Edgar Ramirez, La La Anthony

release date   March 16, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD)

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