Missing your native film fix post fest? This southwestern Native drama tingles with electric performances and impressive production design.
imagineNATIVE is excited to co-present WINTER IN THE BLOOD at the 21st Annual Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival November 13th at 9:00pm at the TIFF Bell Lighitbox in downtown Toronto.
Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) wakes up in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana, hungover and badly beaten. He returns home to his ranch on the reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes (Julia Jones), has left him. Worse, she’s taken his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to town find her— or perhaps just the gun— beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated and possibly imagined intrigues in town with the mysterious ‘Airplane Man’ (David Morse), a beautiful barmaid, and two dangerous Men in Suits. Are they real? Or are they spirits guiding him away from his true path? Virgil’s quest brings him face-to-face with his childhood memories of his beloved lost brother, Mose.
In their first movie since The Slaughter Rule (which introduced the world to Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams), twin directors Alex and Andrew Smith have made a hauntingly beautiful film that is true to the lyrical and unflinching spirit of James Welch’s classic 1974 novel about Native American life.
See the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYrOIlfzkU
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (Rendezvous) is a signature event of Workman Arts, produced in Toronto since 1993. The mandate of Rendezvous is to explore the facts and mythologies of mental illness and addiction, as presented by Canadian and international filmmakers, video and media artists; to facilitate discussion on these cinematic and media representations; to provide filmmakers and media artists an opportunity to screen or exhibit work that may otherwise not be seen; and, to increase awareness of, and advocacy for, mental health and addiction issues among the broader public.
For tickets and information visit: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com. Additional group tickets (10 or more) are available at the discounted rate of $5/ticket – a savings of 50% off the regular ticket price!