Hi-Line film to be shown in Havre, Harlem
January 8, 2014
"Winter in the Blood," the film based on the James Welch novel, will have its Hi-Line premiere on Sunday, Feb. 2, and Monday, Feb. 3, at Cottonwood Cinema 4 in Havre.
The film will also be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Harlem High School as part of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation's Mid-winter Festival.
Havre's showings will be at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on both nights.
Andrew Smith, co-director of the movie, shot largely in Havre, Chinook and Fort Belknap, said efforts are being made to get Chaske Spencer, who plays the role of Virgil First Raise, to attend the opening of the film.
Julia Jones, who plays the role of First Raise's wife, Agnes, may also be in Havre.
The film was shot on many Havre and Chinook locations, including 4B's Restaurant, the streets of downtown Havre and several taverns.
The movie is co-directed by Andrew and Alex Smith, twin brothers from Missoula.
It premiered in Missoula last year, and has been shown in places ranging from Minneapolis and London.
The movie opens with First Raise awakening to a shiner and a hangover on the side of the road.
He sees a vision of his father lying at his feet. His father froze to death in a snowdrift years before.
He returns home to find that Agnes had left him, taking his beloved rifle.