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SHARE BUTTON Wildlike The beautiful landscape of Alaska contrasts a rather dark story in the independent film, Wildlike. Written and directed by Frank Hall Green, the film tells the story of a teenage girl named MacKenzie who is sent to live with her uncle in Alaska. Her father is dead and her mother is struggling, so this seems like the best arrangement for her. Unfortunately, MacKenzie’s uncle tries to take advantage of her and she New JerseyJersey Stage New Stage runs away, fighting the vast wilderness in her effort to escape. Along the way, she meets a lonely backpacker who becomes the father figure she desperately needs. Unlike many independent films, Wildlike features a steller cast of actors with major motion picture credits on their resumes. Ella Purnell (Never Let Me Go and Maleficent) plays MacKenzie; Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Na- November 2014 January 2015 pgpg 62 62