Ain’t That America! Audio Review of ‘Holler’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review on the new film “Holler,” an IFC Films new release about a brother and sister trying to survive in a dying factory town. In select theaters and through Video On Demand beginning June 11th, 2021.

HOLLER involves a family anchored by a brother named Blaze (Gus Halper) and a sister named Ruth (Jessica Barden). They live in a Southern Ohio town that is slowly dying, with no jobs and no future. Ruth is a math whiz, so much so that Blaze convinces her to apply to college, and she’s accepted. But Ruth is also conflicted about leaving, having begun a new job with Blaze collecting scrap metal – often stolen from from local shutdown factories – and not wanting to abandon her mother (Pamela Adlon), who is doing time in drug rehab. Will Ruth stay or will she go now?

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Audio Film Review of “Holler,” by Patrick McDonald of …

“Holler” is in select theaters (see local listings) and through Video On Demand beginning June 11th. Featuring Jessica Barden, Gus Halper, Larry Jones, Becky Ann Baker, Austin Amelio and Pamela Adlon. Written and Directed by Nicole Riegel. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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