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Watch Thandiwe Newton in the God’s Country trailer

Thandiwe Newton appears in God’s Country by Julian Higgins. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Based on a short story 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 living and working in a rural college town. She discovers a mysterious red truck parked in her driveway and soon learns it belongs to a pair of local hunters seeking to enter the forest behind her house. Sandra turns them away politely but firmly – her experience tells her these are not the sort of men to welcome freely into her world. But they won’t take no for an answer, and soon Sandra finds herself drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply held values to the test.

The film played at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and you can read our review here.

Direct by Julian Higgins, the film stars Thandiwe Newton, Jeremy Bobb, Joris Jarsky, Jefferson White, Kai Lennox and Tanaya Beatty.

God’s Country opens in US cinemas on 16th September 2022.

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