2011 Alumni Spring Film Series, Part 1 of 5: Winter's Bone

7:00 PM  - 9:30 PM
Wednesday Mar 23, 2011
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Film critic and Macalester alumnus Colin Covert '74, continues his review of the greatest films you've never heard of with the 2011 Alumni Spring Film Series "Hidden Gems and Surprises, Part 2." Plan to join him for some interesting films and great discussion! Here's what Colin has to say about the first film of the series, Winter's Bone:

The story of Ree, a teenager trying to track down her wayward father among a network of similarly wayward (and criminal) relatives, seems like the kind of indie that gets acclaim at festivals and is quickly forgotten. But Winter's Bone is a far better, far weightier film than that. Filmed on location in the Ozarks, the film evokes not just a place and a way of life but a fierce sense of loyalty, desperation and pride. John Hawkes as Ree's uncle is explosive with menace and pain -- and Jennifer Lawrence as the headstrong Ree, who comes of age in ways most people will never (thank God) have to undergo, is a revelation, giving us what is certainly one of the best performances and strongest female characters of the year.

"Hidden Gems and Surprises, Part 2" happens 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 23-April 27 in the John B. Davis Auditorium in the Campus Center. The films for the series include: Winter's Bone (3/23), Son of Rambow (3/30), The Lookout (4/6), Mother (4/20), King of Kong (4/27).

The registration fee for the film series is $25 per person for the entire series or $5 per person for each film. Register online here.

Questions? Contact the alumni office via email.

Contact: Alumni Office, 651-696-6295,

This event is for: Alumni and Staff

Sponsored By: Alumni Office

Categories: Alumni Events