American Gun

R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Guns affect the lives of diverse people across the country. In Chicago, a high-school principal (Forest Whitaker) deals with the proliferation of guns on campus. In Oregon, a depressed woman (Marcia Gay Harden) remains a pariah years after her son opened fire on fellow students. And in Virginia, the owner (Donald Sutherland) of a gun store finds difficulty connecting with his granddaughter.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

American Gun (2006)

Release Date: March 22nd, 2006|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • A painfully earnest but dramatically inert film. show more

  • Aric Avelino shows an almost tender restraint in his story-telling, not pounding us with a message but simply looking steadily at how guns have made these lives difficult. show more

  • The structural sibling to Paul Haggis' race relations opus ("Crash"), but beyond the similarly interwoven vignettes, it's a different animal altogether: messier, more complicated and ultimately more interesting. show more

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