Best Narrative Feature Nominee: Tribeca Film Festival 2013
Bluebird explores the interconnectedness of a small logging town in the northern reaches of Maine. When Lesley, the local school bus driver (Amy Morton) becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, she fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of the secluded industrial town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences. Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley’s fragility is further tested by her husband (John Slattery), a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill, and the boys mother Marla (Louisa Krause), a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation.
Stars Amy Morton (Up in the Air), John Slattery (Mad Men), Adam Driver (Girls), Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby).