Part of Member Screenings
Director Benh Zeitlin and star Devin France are expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.
Wendy and her brothers come from a warm working family. Raised amongst dinner plates and diner patrons, the children have an itch for the adventurous and slightly mischievous. After long nights watching trains rattle by their bedroom window, the kids are whisked away by a mysterious boy named Peter. A long journey taken on faith lands them on Peter’s island. There they discover a wild new world, one without grown-ups and suspended in time. Reveling in their youthfulness and sprawling freedom satisfies the kids at first, but nostalgia for their lives left behind seeps in. When threats to their eternal childhood develop, Wendy is tasked with saving herself, her brothers, and the other island children with the most powerful tool she has: love for her family.
This adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting. Benh Zeitlin returns to directing for the first time since Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
—Sundance Film Festival
Director Benh Zeitlin
Producer Becky Glupczynski, Dan Janvey, Paul Mezey, Josh Penn
Writer Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin
Editor Scott Cummings, Affonso Gonçalves
Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Music Dan Romer
Cast Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage, Krzysztof Meyn, Romyri Ross
Print Source Searchlight Pictures