Outlaws and Angels

Director: JT Mollner
Screenwriters: JT Mollner

Institute History

  • 2016 Sundance Film Festival


A gang of cold-blooded outlaws narrowly escapes a blood-soaked bank robbery in a grimy frontier town. With a notorious bounty hunter hot on their trail, these nefarious criminals desperately need a place to hide out before night falls. Fate brings them to the home of the Tildons, a seemingly innocent family with two feisty daughters. As the men settle in, an impetuous game of cat and mouse plays out during the cold, black night. Come morning, nothing will ever be the same.

Writer/director JT Mollner’s feature debut is a glorious 35mm ode to European westerns of decades past that upends any previous notions about the genre—it’s a fresh take that reveals the gritty, depraved, brutal truths of the American West. Chad Michael Murray shines as the forceful and charismatic antihero, while Francesca Eastwood’s first leading role in a feature swiftly places her on even ground with her legendary father.

— Adam Montgomery

Screening Details


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