Roy gets cut from his high school football team just days after his estranged father dies. For him, football is more than a proving ground. It is a promised escape from his lonely rural existence. Enter Gideon, a loner living on the roughneck fringe who is looking for gamers--kids who scrap hard--to play on his six-man football squad. Roy joins the Renegades, and he and Gideon enter into a tenuous friendship which pushes the limits of male bonding. Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, 2002.
Montana Film Festival is proud to present The Slaughter Rule on 35 millimeter film projection.
Followed by a Q&A with Writer/Directors Alex & Andrew Smith. Montana Made.