Filmmaker Jason Reitman made a surprise appearance at the Austin Film Festival last week for a screening of his drama “Labor Day.”
The movie is set in 1987 but is rendered like an early 1960s period piece, an aesthetic Reitman acknowledged in the Q&A. The movie stars Kate Winslet as a depressed single mother of a boy (Gatlin Griffith) on the cusp of the formative experiences of his teen years. He is ushered into that world by the arrival in his and his mother’s lives of an ex-con played by a stony and charming Josh Brolin.
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