IFC Films has released a brand new poster for their upcoming neo-western thriller God’s landstarring Thandiwe Newton in a tense battle of will and values.
The upcoming movie is based on the 2015 short story winter light by acclaimed author James Lee Burke, and sees Newton play Sandra Guidry, a grieving professor who moves to a snowy rural college town in the American West. One day she discovers that a red truck belonging to two hunters is parked in front of her house. When she tells the duo to leave, she becomes the target of a series of threats from members of the town. Without any form of law enforcement, she engages in an “escalating battle of will” that puts her values to the test.
On the brand new poster for the upcoming movie, Netwon is firmly in the center of the frame. Behind her is the translucent ghost of the chief hunter who antagonizes her, named Samuel, played by Jefferson White, looking down at her while holding a shotgun. The film made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival 2022 in January and was praised for Newton’s performance and suspenseful story.
God’s land is directed by Julian Higgins, who also co-wrote the film’s script alongside Shaye Ogbonna. In addition to Newton and White, the film’s cast includes: Jeremy Bob, Joris Jarsky, Kai Lennoxand Tanaya Beatty. Executive producers of the project are Jason Beck and Anthony Ciardelli. The film is produced by Miranda Bailey, Hale BernardJUlian Higginsand Amanda Marshall. IFC Films will distribute the film, which will run for 102 minutes.
God’s land will hit theaters on September 16. Check out the new poster for the upcoming movie, as well as the movie’s official synopsis and trailer below:
Based on the short story “Winter Light” by acclaimed author James Lee Burke, “God’s Country” is a neo-western thriller set in the snowy wilderness of the American West. Thandiwe Newton plays Sandra Guidry, a black professor who lives and works in a rural college town. She discovers a mysterious red truck parked in her driveway and soon discovers that it belongs to some local hunters who want to enter the forest behind her house. Sandra politely but firmly rejects them—her experience tells her these aren’t the sort of men she freely welcomes into her world. But they won’t take no, and soon Sandra is drawn into an escalating battle of willpower that tests her deepest values.