God's Country

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

LAST CHANCE! Thu, Sep 29

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

Drama, African-American Experience, Thriller
Julian Higgins
Julian Higgins, Shaye Ogbonna
Thandiwe Newton, Joris Jarsky, Jefferson White, Jeremy Bobb, Kai Lennox, Tanaya Beatty
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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