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Sundance First Look & Clip: Matt Bomer Fights To Survive In ‘Walking Out’

Each year, the Sundance Film Festival offers plenty of movies that have the chance to truly surprise and “Walking Out” could be one of them. The film is the latest effort from filmmakers Alex and Andrew J. Smith, the duo behind “Winter In The Blood,” and their latest effort is a wintry thriller with an intriguing cast.

Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaedter, and Lily Gladstone (who just landed on our list of 20 Best Breakthrough Performances Of 2016 for her work in “Certain Women“) star in the movie about a father and son who must fight to survive.

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'The Help' producer wraps survival drama 'Walking Out' starring Matt Bomer

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'The Help' producer wraps survival drama 'Walking Out' starring Matt Bomer
Exclusive: Matt Bomer, Bill Pullman, Josh Wiggins star in Walking Out; Salt boards international sales.

Production has wrapped in Montana on father-son survival drama Walking Out, starring Matt Bomer (Magic Mike Xxl), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Josh Wiggins (Max).

Written and directed by Alex and Andrew Smith, who teamed on Ryan Gosling sports drama The Slaughter Rule (2002) and Winter In The Blood (2010), in Walking Out Wiggins plays a city teen who travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear.

Producers are Brunson Green of Harbinger Pictures and Laura Ivey of Co-Op Entertainment, with cooperation from the State of Montana’s Big Sky Film Grant. The Salt Company is handling international sales and will introduce the project at the upcoming Efm.

Director of photography is Todd McMullen (The Leftovers, Friday Night Lights), editor is Michael Taylor (Elvis & Nixon
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Where I Shot It: Alex and Andrew Smith on How Setting Can Be Its Own Character

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Where I Shot It: Alex and Andrew Smith on How Setting Can Be Its Own Character
[Editor's Note: This article is presented in partnership with the Montana Film Office, a central information source for on-location filmmakers. Click here to learn more.] Read More: Indiewire Brings Montana and Headframe Spirits to Sunset Strip Alex and Andrew Smith made their debut with "The Slaughter Rule," a football drama starring Ryan Gosling which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. For both that feature and their second film, "Winter in the Blood," which premiered at the 2013 La Film Festival, the twin brothers chose to shoot in their home state of Montana. Adapted from the novel of the same name by award-winning Native American author James Welch, "Winter in the Blood" tells the story of Virgil First Raise, an alcoholic Blackfoot Indian man who returns home after a bender and finds that his wife has left him. The novel was set in Montana and the Smiths wanted the setting to feel authentic. "We are very...
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Indiewire Brings Montana and Headframe Spirits to the Sunset Strip

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Indiewire Brings Montana and Headframe Spirits to the Sunset Strip
Read More: In Their Own Words: Indie Directors Share Essential Filmmaking Tips Held in the historic West Hollywood venue Pearl's Sunset Strip, the evening kicked off with a panel discussion featuring filmmakers Julian Higgins (winner, Ron Howard Canon Competition; AFI alumnus), Nate Kelly (Upm on Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project) and Andrew Smith (filmmaker, "The Slaughter Rule," "Winter In The Blood") with Montana Film Commissioner Deny Staggs about the production opportunities available to filmmakers. All three filmmakers drew from their experiences shooting in Montana over the course of what turned out to be a very lively discussion moderated by Indiewire Editor-in-Chief and General Manager Dana Harris -- a discussion that explored the topic of shooting on location from both a budgetary and creative standpoint. For more panel specifics, you can click here to read our coverage. Read More: David Lowery's Production...
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Attention, Filmmakers: Here Are the Main Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Location

Attention, Filmmakers: Here Are the Main Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Location
Read More: 7 Best Apps for Filmmakers: Pre-Production Location scouting is perhaps the most crucial step when it comes to preparing to shoot a film, but it rarely achieves the same degree of visibility enjoyed by some of its more "glamorous" counterparts — cinematography, editing and sound design, to name a few. Locations and incentives were the main topics discussed during a lively discussion at Pearl’s Sunset Strip on Monday night. Co-hosted by Indiewire, the Montana Film Office, Headframe Spirits and the Audience Awards, the discussion featured Montana film commissioner Deny Staggs in conversation with filmmakers Julian Higgins (winner, Ron Howard Canon Competition; AFI Alumnus), Nate Kelly (Upm on Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project) and Andrew Smith (filmmaker, "The Slaughter Rule," "Winter in the Blood"), all of whom have experience shooting in the state. Indiewire Editor-in-Chief and General Manager Dana Harris served as moderator for the discussion,...
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Exclusive: Trailer For 'Aram, Aram' The First Ever Armenian Film To Screen At The L.A. Film Festival

Cinema features a diverse array of storytelling voices from around the world, and this year at the L.A. Film Festival, organizers have opened a slot for "Aram, Aram" the first ever Armenian film to screen at the event. Today we have the exclusive trailer for the film.  Read More: L.A. Film Fest Review: Winter In The Blood  Written and directed by Christopher Chambers and starring John Roohinian, Levon Sharafyan, Sevak Hakoyan, Alla Tumanian, Inga Stamboltyan, Mike Ghader, David Villada, Tina D'Marco and Naria Alyssa, the film follows the titular 12 year-old boy who is sent from Armenia to live this grandfather in the United States and chronicles the culture shock he experiences as he adapts to his new home. "Aram, Aram" will have its premiere screening on Sunday, June 14th. Watch below.
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Movies This Week: November 7-13, 2014

With the Austin Film Festival now in our collective rearview mirrors, the local film calendar is going to start turning more actively towards some of the biggest films of the year. Most of them will not be blockbusters (although Interstellar certainly is), but many titles will be hopefuls for awards season. As far as Christopher Nolan's new film goes, we are very fortunate to live in a market where it's playing in all available formats. While you can see it in 4K digital or even digital IMAX, the preferred format for this one is actual film and you can catch local screenings in 35mm, 70mm (at the Ritz) and even a proper 15-perf 70mm IMAX print at the Bob Bullock (where the screen towers six stories above you). Sadly, this will be the final movie screened on film at the museum before they convert to digital projection, so I'd
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Winter in the Blood | Review

Blood Simple: The Smith’s Sophomore Effort a Lyrical, Uneven Production

It’s been well over a decade now since their first film, 2002’s The Slaughter Rule, which starred both Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams in early film roles, but Alex and Andrew Smith, twin brothers, are back with their sophomore effort, Winter in the Blood. An adaptation of a 1974 novel by James Welch, the Smiths have created an evocative character study that often feels like a period piece, so specifically is it rendered inside the head of its troubled protagonist. Idiosyncratic and offbeat, it’s reminiscent of early, understated Coen Bros. films, a beautiful, troubled nightmare like Barton Fink, for instance. Though the narrative meanders and often feels too elliptical for its own good, the film is a character piece delivered as a languid tone poem, life as a bramble weed drifting simultaneously to freedom and trouble.

Waking up in a ditch,
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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Love Is Strange’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘To Be Takei’, ‘Winter In The Blood’, ‘The Olivia Experiment’, ‘Expedition To The End Of The World’

Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Love Is Strange’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘To Be Takei’, ‘Winter In The Blood’, ‘The Olivia Experiment’, ‘Expedition To The End Of The World’
There was a time when two veteran straight actors such as John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, taking on the roles of a gay couple and their subsequent travails at married life would have been the tabloid equivalent of shock and awe. It still might raise some eyebrows, but Ira SachsLove Is Strange is a testimony to societal progress in terms of storytelling. Now it will face the box office as the Specialty title platforms this weekend via Sony Classics. A real-life gay marriage takes the spotlight this weekend courtesy of Starz Digital doc To Be Takei about the multi-faceted actor/activist and social media talent who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in TV’s original Star Trek. It will be joined by Millennium Entertainment’s Are You Here with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler which will open day and date by Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner.
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Kino Lorber takes Decent One, Winter

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The distributor has acquired all Us rights to Vanessa Lapa’s documentary on the secret personal writings and photographs of Heinrich Himmler as well as mystery Winter In The Blood.

The Decent One asks how the man who led the SS and who claimed to revere German virtues of order, decency and goodness could remain a hero in the eyes of his family and play a key role in the Holocaust.

The film won best documentary at the recent Jerusalem Film Festival and opens on October 1 at New York’s Film Forum prior to expansion across the Us art house circuit.

Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber negotiated the deal with Cinephil MD Philippa Kowarsky.

Kino Lorber has also picked up North American rights to Ranchwater Films’ mystery Winter In The Blood starring Chaske Spencer, David Morse and Julia Jones. Alex Smith and Andrew Smith directed the film from James Welch’s novel. Kino Lorber has set
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Kino Lorber takes The Decent One, Winter

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The distributor has acquired all Us rights to Vanessa Lapa’s documentary on the secret personal writings and photographs of Heinrich Himmler as well as mystery Winter In The Blood.

The Decent One asks how the man who led the SS and who claimed to revere German virtues of order, decency and goodness could remain a hero in the eyes of his family and play a key role in the Holocaust.

The film won best documentary at the recent Jerusalem Film Festival and opens on October 1 at New York’s Film Forum prior to expansion across the Us art house circuit.

Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber negotiated the deal with Cinephil MD Philippa Kowarsky.

Kino Lorber has also picked up North American rights to Ranchwater Films’ mystery Winter In The Blood starring Chaske Spencer, David Morse and Julia Jones. Alex Smith and Andrew Smith directed the film from James Welch’s novel. Kino Lorber has set
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