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April 29: Screening, Q & A with Director of 'Winter in the Blood'

Event set for 7 p.m. in CSU Ballroom.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of English News Release, 4-22-2014

Mankato, Minn. -- Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of English and College of Arts and Humanities are hosting a special screening and question and answer session with the director of the film "Winter in the Blood" on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. The screening is free and open to the public.

The film, based on the contemporary classic by Blackfeet novelist James Welch, was filmed entirely on the Hi-Line in Montana. It follows Virgil First Raise as he sets out in search of his missing wife and eventually the ghosts of his father and brother, both victims of tragic deaths. In the end he must look inward for the strength he needs to survive. Key cast members are Chaske Spencer, David Morse, and Julia Jones.

Welch was a favorite of Mankato audiences, having been invited three times to be part of the Good Thunder Reading Series. His last visit was in 2002. Alex Smith, one of the directors of "Winter in the Blood," also directed the feature "The Slaughter Rule" with his brother Andrew. The two are currently developing series for television and are working on a number of new film projects.

For more information about the film, click here.

For information about the event, contact Professor Brian Twenter at the Minnesota State Mankato English department at 507-389-2117.

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