Sony Pictures Classics sends out ‘Take Shelter’ Screener!

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The third screener to go out this season following Chris Weitz’s A Better Life and Jim Kohlberg’s The Music Never Stopped is Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter.  Obviously it will pushed in all categories upon close glance but the real question is will a early campaign help in the efforts of Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon and Oscar hopeful Jessica Chastain, who has five other films out this season.  The film is sitting at a very pretty 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and 85% on Metacritic.  Unrelated to the Oscar race but important enough here at the Awards Circuit, the film is/was in consideration for this season of Academy Idol.  Did it make the cut?  You’ll find out on November 13th.  Does Shannon, Chastain, and the film have a chance with Oscar?  Comment and discuss.

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