multi-year-old Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives on an alternative houseboat on the banks of a stream in Arkansas with his folks, Mary Lee (Sarah Paulson) and Senior (Ray McKinnon). He escapes mid one morning to meet his closest companion, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland). Neckbone, additionally 14, lives with his uncle, Galen (Michael Shannon), who brings home the bacon jumping for shellfish. The two young men set out to an island on the Mississippi River, where Neckbone has found a strange sight-a pontoon, suspended high in the trees, a reminder of an extraordinary flood previously. They climb the tree and into the vessel just to discover crisp bread and new impressions. Understanding that they are not by any means the only ones who have found the treehouse pontoon, they choose to leave. When they achieve the shore, they locate a similar impression in their vessel. What’s more, that is the point at which they meet Mud (Matthew McConaughey). Mud is a course, superstitious character; his garments are grimy, his tooth is split, and he needs assistance. He tells the.