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A father and daughter live way off the grid in Leave No Trace.
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Ben Foster.

LEAVE NO TRACE

DIRECTED BY DEBRA GRANIK. BLEECKER STREET. PG.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

DIRECTED BY TIM WARDLE. NEON/CNN FILMS. PG-13.

OF ALL MODERN feminist directors, Debra Granik is the most mournful. Not for her the fierce recriminations at the heart of so many female-empowerment sagas. The heroines of her three, agonizing fictional features—Irene (Vera Farmiga) in Down to the Bone, Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) in Winter’s Bone, and now 13-year-old Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) in Leave No Trace—want desperately to save the men in their lives from pride, addiction, and a host of other maladaptive male drives. But these men are such febrile creatures, both fragile and terrified of being seen as such. And so, with a sad glance back, the women

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