In 'Leave No Trace,' Social Services comes after a vet and his daughter living off the grid

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Director Debra Granik thinks the American mainstream focuses too much on commercialism and celebrity culture. So she tells the stories of people living on the margins. Her latest film, “Leave No Trace,” is about a veteran raising his daughter off the grid in the woods in Oregon -- until they’re discovered.


Thomasin Harcourt-McKenzie (left) and director Debra Granik (right)
on the set of "Leave No Trace." Credit: Scott Green / Bleecker Street


Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Ben Foster in "Leave No Trace."
Credit: Scott Green / Bleecker Street