Is anyone else seeing this? A visuality of risk in Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter (2011)

When Jeff Nichols released his feature film Take Shelter in 2011, the effects of the 2007/2008 financial crisis were still very much palpable in US-society. At the same time, effects of climate catastrophe started to increasingly impact everyday life. The film follows Curtis LaForche, a young working-class father in rural Ohio, who experiences a number of disquieting visions that point towards the coming of a storm of unseen dimensions.

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