TAKE SHELTER, which captured two top prizes at this year's Cannes Film Festival and went on to receive glowing reviews from film critics, debuts February 14th on DVD from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A haunting psychological thriller which Vanity Fair called "an American masterpiece," the film has a stellar cast headed by Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Best Supporting Actor, Revolutionary Road, and TV's "Boardwalk Empire") and Jessica Chastain (The Help, Tree of Life). Also starring are Golden Globe® winner Kathy Baker (1992, Best Actress in a TV Performance, "Picket Fences"), Katy Mixon (TV's "Mike and Molly"), Shea Whigham (TV's "Boardwalk Empire"), and, in her film debut, Tova Stewart. Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories) wrote and directed.
Recently, Jessica Chastain earned a Best Supporting Actress win from the New York Film Critics Circle, while the Film Independent Spirit Awards recognized Take Shelter with five nominations, including Best Male Lead (Shannon), Best Supporting Female (Chastain) and Best Picture. The film was also honored at major film festivals throughout the year - with the Fipresci Prize and Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and as an Official Selection at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.
The film was produced by Tyler Davidson (Swedish Auto) and Sophia Lin (Shadows and Lies) with Sarah Green (The Tree of Life), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious), Christos Konstantakopoulos (Burning Heads), and Greg Strause (Skyline) serving as executive producers.