In Robin Swicord’s adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors. WAKEFIELD becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.
WAKEFIELD hits theaters on 5/19 from IFC films. On 5/26, it will expand theatrically (including Los Angeles) and release on VOD.
Distributer: IFC Films
Theatrical Release: May 19, 2017
VOD Release: May 26, 2017
Written & Directed by: Robin Swicord
Running Time: 108 Minutes
Starring: Bryan Cranston & Jennifer Garner