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Running time  1h 45m
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

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Story by  James Welch
Language  English
Winter in the Blood (film) movie poster
Director  Alex Smith Andrew J. Smith
Release date  June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14) (Los Angeles Film Festival) August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20) (United States)
Based on  Winter in the Blood  by James Welch
Writer  Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith, Ken White
Directors  Andrew J. Smith, Alex Smith
Screenplay  Ken White, Andrew J. Smith, Alex Smith
Cast  Chaske Spencer (Virgil First Raise), David Morse (Airplane Man), Julia Jones (Agnes), Gary Farmer (Lame Bull), Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Malvina), Lily Gladstone (Marlene)
Similar movies  Richard Ray Whitman and Casey Camp-Horinek appear in Winter in the Blood and Barking Water

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Winter in the Blood (2013) is an American film written and directed by brothers Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith and produced by Native American author Sherman Alexie. The film was based on the debut novel Winter in the Blood (1974) by noted author James Welch, who was a leader of the Native American renaissance in literature.

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Plot

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The film is set in Montana. In what has been called "a tale of simple, raw struggle and survival among a small-town Native American community," Virgil First Raise, a Native American, returns home after waking drunk in a ditch to find that his wife, Agnes, has left him. He sets out on an odyssey to find her.

Reception

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Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times said the film is concerned with memory and regret and it "feels boldly unburdened by many of the rules of structure and conventional storytelling." It has moments that are "unexpectedly arresting and little jabs of poetic meaning or hard-earned truths reel a viewer back in."

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Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times said the film had compassion for the "wounds of childhood" and the "trap of ethnicity." She praised the work of the cinematographer Paula Huidobro, noting that she captured the expanse of the Montana plains and big sky while having "cross-fades [that] parallel the ebb and flow of Virgil’s memories and hallucinations."

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The film was an Official Selection at the 2013 Los Angeles, Austin, and American Indian film festivals.


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References

Winter in the Blood (film) Wikipedia
Winter in the Blood (film) IMDb Winter in the Blood (film) themoviedb.org


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