The 2013 Native American Speakers Series features the film Winter in the Blood on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Dial 225, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Conversation with Filmmaker Alex Smith will directly follow the movie.
Winter in the Blood is based on the first of five novels written by James Welch, one of the most respected 20th century Native American authors. In this not-yet-released film adaptation of the novel, we meet Virgil First Raise, a young Native man beset with troubles, who sets out on an odyssey of inebriated and improbable intrigues with a cast of quirky characters who ultimately force him to confront his childhood memories, traumas, and visions of his lost older brother, Mose. Virgil, bloodied and broken by his quest, finally realizes that not only must he look to others for the strength he needs to survive, but that he must look within himself.
This event is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department and the Office of Academic Affairs, and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jane Haladay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 521-6485. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and selected novels by James Welch will be available for sale at the event.
Click here to visit the official website for Winter in the Blood and to view the trailer.
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