Take Shelter is the story of small-town Ohio resident Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon), his wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain), and daughter, Hannah (Tova Stewart), a 6-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a backyard storm shelter. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can’t compare with Curtis’s privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify.
Take Shelter, which captured two top prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and went on to receive glowing reviews from film critics is now on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
A haunting psychological thriller, written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the cast also includes Kathy Baker (Picket Fences), Katy Mixon (Mike and Molly), and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire).
Recently, Chastain earned a Best Supporting Actress win from the New York Film Critics Circle, while the Film Independent Spirit Awards recognized Take Shelter with five nominations, including Best Male Lead (Shannon), Best Supporting Female (Chastain) and Best Picture. The film was also honored at major film festivals throughout the year — with the Fipresci Prize and Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and as an Official Selection at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.
The film was produced by Tyler Davidson (Swedish Auto) and Sophia Lin (Shadows and Lies) with Sarah Green (The Tree of Life), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious), Christos Konstantakopoulos (Burning Heads),and Greg Strause (Skyline) serving as executive producers.
- Deleted scenes
- Q&A with actors Michael Shannon & Shea Whigham
- Ccommentary with Michael Shannon andWriter/Director Jeff Nichols
- Behind the scenes featurette.