Adapted from a Sam Shepard play, CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS depicts the final days in the decline of an unhappy farm family.
Weston Tate (James Wood) is strung out on alcohol, hounded by creditors, estranged from wife Ella (Kathy Bates), and ruined by bad investments. Ella dreams of selling the farm out from under him for a profit and fleeing to Paris. Their two children Wesley (Henry Thomas) and Emma (Kristen
Fiorella), nearing maturity, are troubled by the loss of childhood the dissolution of the farm represents. Each family member claims to live outside the starving class, making references to the full refrigerator and those who are truly hungry. Yet the par...