In Winter (Twin Cities Premiere) + The Hunter Project Launch
Written and Directed by Alexander P. Gutterman & Aboubacar M. Camara
Sunday, October 21st
6:30 Doors || 7pm Show
$15 Advance || $18 Door
Come out, see Minnesota's most celebrated independent art film, and support the team as they tackle feature #2. In Winter went to eight festivals internationally and released under a Dreamscape Media acquisition in July 2018.
Join the region's most risk-taking film team in the area's most breathtaking new theater.
About the film:
In Winter is an independent feature emerging from the classical European tradition but presented in a timeless North American context and idiom, shot in northern Minnesota.
The film joins Annika, a stoic and solitary young woman in difficult circumstances, caring for her aging and declining Grandfather, in the barren human landscape of a small working-class northern town in mid-winter.
Her limited world is unsettled by the arrival of Mark, an older, wealthy stranger from out of town, with whom she becomes entangled in a sexual affair.
Invited to an upscale cocktail party with Mark, Annika encounters Andrew and Kate, jaded upper-class party hosts, and a noisy group of guests. She is put on the spot by Kate, who is herself suffering from a similar oppressive circumstance, though in more opulent surroundings.
Faced with growing discomfort and insight into her reality and situation, Annika sneaks out, only to be drawn into a sordid encounter with a fellow loner at a local bar, from which she narrowly escapes back to the relative safety of Mark's hotel room.
The next morning, as townsfolk gather for a bleak sermon on the Book of Job, prepared by chaste but sensually driven Father Jim, Annika and Mark lose themselves in lovemaking. A church hymn unfolds while the camera covers the faces of townsfolk, worn by daily cares, and the intertwined bodies of the two lovers.