DVD, Digital HD Release: The Driftless Area

Digital Release Date: April 26, 2016, DVD Release Date: April 26, 2016
Price: DVD $17.99
Studio: Sony


The crime drama The Driftless Area is based on the eponymous novel by award-winning author Tom Drury (The End of Vandalism).

Zooey Deschanel in The Driftless Area

Zooey Deschanel in The Driftless Area

The film’s story follows a bartender (Anton Yelchin, Like Crazy) who, after the death of his parents, comes back to his hometown only to fall into a dangerous situation involving a mysterious woman (Zooey Deschanel, TV’s The New Girl) and a violent criminal (John Hawkes, The Sessions).

Directed by Zachary Sluser, the movie offers a supporting cast that includes Alia Shawkat (The Moment), Aubrey Plaza (TV’s Parks & Recreation) , Ciarán Hinds (John Carter) and Frank Langella (All Good Things).

An Official Selection at 2015’s Tribeca Film Festival, Aruba International Film Festival and Flyway Film Festival, the R-rated film’s DVD incarnation includes the featurette “Making The Driftless Area.”

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