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It’s starting to be film festival time. The Venice International Film Festival has come and gone. The Toronto International Film Festival is up and going. And a film making a big splash at both is “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (cast pictured above).  This is the kind of movie you may need to be aware of come Oscar time.

Here’s the official synopsis and trailer. It opens in November.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.”