Director: Jamie M. Dagg | 95-mins. | USA | 2017 | Drama/Thriller Edmonton Premiere! A burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town. In particular, two women made widows by
Director: Jamie M. Dagg | 95-mins. | USA | 2017 | Drama/Thriller
Edmonton Premiere! A burglary-homicide rattles the residents of a small Alaska town. In particular, two women made widows by the crime and their mutual friend, Sam, the proprietor of the local motor lodge. Sam is an outsider himself, a former rodeo champ all too happy to leave the jolt and violence of the ring behind. So when his guests prove unruly or a stranger reaches out to him, reluctance is his natural response. Secrets are revealed, violence increases, and the people in town act more unhinged. His hesitancy — and his willingness to move past it — becomes the lynchpin for his survival.
“Jon Bernthal, Rosemarie DeWitt, Imogen Poots, and a spectacular Christopher Abbott star in this gritty neo-Western with echoes of the early Coen Brothers in its intermingling of setting and criminal descent. Yet director Jamie M. Dagg showcases in his sophomore feature a unique directorial signature: a deliberate, contemplative rhythm that perfectly matches the watchful sensibilities of his characters. Adding able support from Jessica Lee Gagné’s cinematography and the Blair Brothers’ atmospheric score, Sweet Virginia becomes a haunting drama about the predator in each of us, and the prices we pay to start over.” Cara Cusumano, Tribeca Film Festival
About the Director:
Jamie M. Dagg’s first feature film, RIVER, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015 to excellent reviews, and was awarded the Claude Jutra Award (Canadian Screen Award) which recognizes outstanding work by first-time filmmakers.
Age appropriate for: 18+ (Sex, violence, coarse language)
Festivals/Awards: Tribeca Film Festival
Print Source: Elevation Pictures
(Monday) 9:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre
10200 102 Ave NW , Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7