Following her drug-dealing father’s disappearance, Ree struggles to care for a depressed mother and two younger siblings. Upon learning that her house has been put up for bail-bond, the young heroine is forced find her missing father and bring him to court in order to save her family’s home.
Ree is brought face to face with a strong code of silence surrounding her rural backwoods community, and quickly discovers that no one is going to make it easy to find her father.
John Hawkes also stars as Teardrop, Ree’s terrifying uncle. The actor stopped by the Los Angeles KTLA morning show to discuss his role in the film.
Tune into the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 to see if Lawrence, Hawkes and “Winter’s Bone” take home any hardware.