David Gordon Green
USA
2017
119
minutes
English
R

Lives were forever changed on April 15th, 2013. On that horrifically tragic day, two homemade bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds of innocent onlookers.

Among the bystanders was Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs while cheering on then-girlfriend Erin Hurley, who was running a race she would never complete. His recovery—a difficult road fraught with newfound fame, alcoholism, and a tumultuous relationship—is told with honesty and rare insight in STRONGER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. Their performances are captivating, complex, and wonderfully human, making this dramatization of a moment in recent history an incredible story of personal resilience and collective strength.

David Gordon Green was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. The genres explored in his directorial body of work, which include GEORGE WASHINGTON (2000), JOE (2013), OUR BRAND IS CRISIS (2015), ALL THE REAL GIRLS (2015) and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (2008), may range from indie dramas to stoner comedies, but all commonly explore the contradictions within modern America.