In the film Thandiwe Newton stars as a black former police officer turned professor in a rural college town is drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply held values to the test in this modern Western.
Directed by Julian Higgins, the film world premiered at 2022 Sundance Film Festival and opens in theaters on September 16th, 2022.
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 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.
Watch the official trailer for God’s Country.