God's Country

Newton's performance and a palpable f---you-patriarchy righteousness pack a serious punch.

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God's Country

A Black former police officer-turned-professor in a rural college town is drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply-held values to the test in this modern Western.

“Higgins' excellent film constantly dangles redemption in front of our faces, begging us to imagine a better world.” -IndieWire

“Julian Higgins' auspicious feature debut employs genre violence to make social revolution explosively real.” -Toronto Star

“A nuanced take on white and male supremacy.” -Little White Lies

“A film that understands both form and content, merging the two in a story that feels less like a piece of suspenseful entertainment and more like a warning.” - RogerEbert.com

“A disturbing, unusually class-and-race-conscious modern Western.” - Deadline

R
Genre
Drama, African-American Experience, Thriller
Runtime
103
Language
English
Director
Julian Higgins
Writer(s)
Julian Higgins, Shaye Ogbonna
Cast
Thandiwe Newton, Joris Jarsky, Jefferson White, Jeremy Bobb, Kai Lennox, Tanaya Beatty
FEATURED REVIEW
Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

A startling inversion of the Western, 'God’s Country,' directed by Julian Higgins, stars Thandie Newton as Cassandra, a college professor in the mountainous West who finds herself plunged unwillingly into a tense situation with local hunters. The tale sneaks up on the audience, never quite letting ...

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