Winter in the Blood (2013)
Virgil First Raise wakes with a shiner and a hangover in a roadside ditch on the stark but beautiful plains of Montana. Only when Virgil seeks the counsel of an old, blind man named Yellow Calf, does he grasp the truth of his origins and begin to thaw the ice in his veins.
Directors and Writers: Alex J. Smith, Andrew Smith
Cast: Chaske Spencer, David Morse, Gary Farmer
Production Companies: Ranchwater Films (presents); Kitefliers Studios (in association with)
Associate Producers: Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Film Location: Montana, USA
Location: The Michener Center for Writers, Avaya Auditorium, ACE 2.302 (southeast corner of Speedway and 24th on campus)
Date: Thursday, November 29th, 7:30 pm
The Michener Center for Writers invites you to join us in celebrating the recent completion of Winter in the Blood, a film adaptation of James Welch's landmark Native American novel made by MCW alum Alex Smith (MFA 1996) and his brother Andrew Smith at a private screening of the film. Director, writer, and producer Alex Smith will speak afterwards about adapting the novel to the big screen.
Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment congratulates the Smith Brothers on their recent completion of the film Winter in the Blood. We are honored to be associate producers for such an impacting film. Please join us in viewing the film at the MCW.
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