- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 3, 2000
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Vanguard Cinema
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 02/22/1993
"...The performances of Blair and McLaughlin as the doomed couple are raw and effective, and the themes the film explores are potent and relevant..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/06/1995
"...Jost is a political philosopher who crafts intimate dramas about the American family in larger ideological contexts..."
Independent cult director Jost's enigmatic, character-driven examination of an Oregon logger's inability to adapt to the changing social climate of the 1990s, as well as with family troubles triggered by his daughter's revelations of a hidden secret. A unique and powerful look at the American dream.
Description by Vanguard International Cinema:
Created by one of America's most prominent independent filmmakers, an unforgettable, beautifully structured, exquisitely photographed epic tragedy set in a small town in Oregon. Ray (Blair), a strugglling lumber mill owner, & his wife Jean (McLaughlin) receive a letter from their daughter at college accusing Ray of shocking sexual abuses. As the family is torn apart by surfacing secrets & lies, the cataclysm echoes throughout the community, & ultimatelly reveals the apocalyptic betrayal of America.
Character Study |
Social Issues |