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  Kevin Bacon Wooden? [read more]
  Not really - but this is one to watch!
  Kevin Bacon, an indispensable fixture of American cinema over the past 20 years, delivers what some say is his finest performance in The Woodsman, a harrowing and moving tale of one man’s attempt to re-enter society.

After twelve years in prison, Walter (Bacon) arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Walter finds unexpected solace from Vickie (Kyra Sedgwick), a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is warily eyed by his brother-in-law (Benjamin Bratt), shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious local police office, Detective Lucas (Mos Def). After befriending a young girl in a neighbourhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons.

The Woodsman is released by Tartan Films on February 25th and you can view the trailer here.
  Darren Jones [16 Feb 2005 at 20:34]
     

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