Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2011

(Asiel Norton, 2010, USA, 35mm, 105 min)

Seattle Premiere!

Described as an avant-garde Western, Redland is the type of American independent film we haven’t seen for years. Shot stunningly on 35mm, the film is set during the 1930s Depression era in a tiny outpost in Redland County, California. A family struggles to survive in a mountain shack while their daughter conceals her love affair from her zealous father. With starvation and death in the air, the family has to make painful moral sacrifices, which entail dire consequences.

Asial Norton’s debut feature has abandoned the digital school of casual realism and adopted the stunning visuals of 35mm, supported by Director of Photography Zoran Popovic, better known for shooting horror genre films. As a result, Redland has a dreamy look, reminiscent of Robert Altman, Terrence Malick and Peter Weir, combined with the glow associated to Frank Capra.

“With its hypnotic, singular aesthetic, Redland still casts a spell that's hard to shake.” —LA Weekly



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