Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence produced and stars with Brian Tyree Henry in Causeway, described as an intimate portrait of a soldier struggling to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans.
Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Causeway had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival will be released in select theaters and on Apple TV+ on November 4, 2022.
In Causeway, the new drama directed by Lila Neugebauer, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence plays Lynsey, a military engineer who has returned to the States from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury after an IED explosion.
It’s a painful and slow recovery as she relearns to walk and retrains her memory, aided by a chatty but tender caretaker (Jayne Houdyshell). But when she returns home to New Orleans she has to face memories even more aching and formative than those she had in service – a reckoning with her childhood.
Staying with her mother (Linda Emond), with whom she shares a tense relationship, all Lynsey wants to do is return to her work as an engineer. Her doctor (Stephen McKinley Henderson) is wary, and so in the meantime, she gets a job cleaning pools. When her truck breaks down she meets James Aucoin (Brian Tyree Henry), who works at the auto repair shop and offers her a ride home. Slowly they start to rely on each other for company and solace. James, it turns out, is also suppressing his own past trauma.
These two damaged souls’ budding friendship forms the center and the heart of Neugebauer’s debut feature – a quiet but devastating, and ultimately uplifting, story about coming to terms and moving forward.
Watch the official trailer for Causeway.