Shotgun Stories (2008)
Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott Jr. and Natalie Canderday
Shotgun Stories topped the list of many critics' "Best of 2008" films. Son (Shannon), Boy (Ligon), and Kid (Jacobs) are told of their father's passing in rural Arkansas. By crashing their father's funeral, where they confront his other family, they set into a motion a series of violent acts that devastate both families—and the viewer.