Cover image for Winter in the blood / Ranchwater Films presents ; in association with Kitefliers Studios ; produced by Susan Kirr ; produced by Andrew & Alex Smith ; written by Andrew & Alex Smith and Ken White ; directed by Andrew & Alex Smith ; a Ranchwater Films production ; produced in association with Longhouse Media.
Title:
Winter in the blood / Ranchwater Films presents ; in association with Kitefliers Studios ; produced by Susan Kirr ; produced by Andrew & Alex Smith ; written by Andrew & Alex Smith and Ken White ; directed by Andrew & Alex Smith ; a Ranchwater Films production ; produced in association with Longhouse Media.
Title Variants:
Welch, James,

Winter in the blood.
ISBN:
9786315789137
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Alive Mind Cinema : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Based on the novel by James Welch.

Bonus features: "New frontiers" (making-of documentary, 26 minutes) -- Deleted scenes -- Interviews -- Podcast interview with the directors -- Trailer.
Abstract:
Virgil First Raise wakes in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana. He stumbles home to his ranch on the reservation only to learn that his wife, Agnes, has left him. Worse, she's stolen his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to find her, beginning an odyssey of inebriated intrigues with a mysterious "Airplane Man," a beautiful barmaid, and two dangerous men in suits. His quixotic, modern-day vision quest moves Virgil ever closer to oblivion -- until he discovers a long-hidden truth about his identity. But is it too late?
Added Title:
New frontiers.

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Summary

Summary

A Native American man experiences a disturbing vision that sets him down an illuminating path of self-discovery in this adaptation of the novel by author James Welch. Regaining consciousness battered and bloodied in a ditch in the plains of Montana, Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) struggles to shake off a bad hangover when he looks down at his feet, and sees the frozen corpse of his late father, who died a decade ago. Upon finding his way back home to the Reservation, Virgil discovers that his wife has vanished along with his rifle, and ventures into town to find her. In the course of Virgil's drunken, surreal journey, he encounters intrigue in the form of an enigmatic stranger known as The Airplane Man and his captivating associate Malvina, and danger when confronted with a pair of malevolent Men in Suits. Later, confronted by troubling memories of the past including visions of his estranged brother Mose, Virgil ventures into the mountains in search of a wise old blind man named Yellow Calf. There, amidst the peace and stillness of nature, Yellow Calf teaches Virgil that his only hope for finding peace and the truth about his clouded origins is to face his turbulent past, rather than fleeing from it. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi