||Destin Daniel Cretton|
Based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, this film traces her rootless
family's odyssey across America. Overcoming periods of deep poverty, two wayward
parents and the constant threat of homelessness, she and her siblings persevere to
complete their education and build stable lives.
Rated PG-13 for theme of family dysfunction, some language and smoking.
This is a special presentation with Shepherd University's Common Reading Program.
Post-film discussion led by Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt.
About Shepherd University's Common Reading Program.
About the writer Jeannette Walls.
About the director Destin Daniel Cretton.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.