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Sundance film ‘Walking Out’ to open Friday

It's not often that a film from the Sundance Film Festival plays at a mainstream theater. But that's exactly what's happening on Friday as the film "Walking Out" opens at the Village Center Wandermere.

Co-directed by Alex and Andrew Smith, "Walking Out" explores the story of a man and his 14-year-old son who must depend on each other to survive a catastrophic event. In the process, the boy is forced to find an inner strength. At the 7 p.m. screening, executive producer Katherine Ann McGregor will hold a special Q&A after the film.

Here are some critical comments:

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: "Co-writers, co-directors and brothers Alex and Andrew J. Smith — who outdo 'The Revenant' for sincerity, depth and gorgeousness — mount their tale with enough confidence to cut away from the action."

Claudia Puig, TheWrap: "It’s a brutal, blood-drenched story, but also a captivating and poignant generational saga that will stay with the viewer long afterward."

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: "As the script and performances dive inward, exploring David's ability to endure while sending Cal into memories of hunting trips with his own father (Bill Pullman), the movie uses Todd McMullen's fine scenic photography to show how stranded they are."