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Cold Weather

Cold weather
International title Cold Weather
Section Rellumes
Country Estados Unidos
Year 2010
Format HDCam
Color / B&W Color
Running time 97 min.
Original language Inglés
Director Aaron Katz
Screenplay Aaron Katz
Film Editing Aaron Katz
Photography Andrew Reed
Music Keegan DeWitt
Art direction Joshua Locy
Production design Elliot Glick
Cast Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raúl obyn Rikoon, Jeb Pearson, Brendan McFadden
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Distribution Company Visit Films
89 5th Avenue, Suite 806
Nueva York 10003
Estados Unidos

Doug returns to Portland to live with Gail, his sister, not under the best ofconditions: he has just left his Forensic studies in Chicago and is slumped into a kind of lethargy, only dedicated to sleeping and reading Sherlock Holmes novels. He ends up taking up a night job in an ice factory where he becomes a friend of Carlos, an occasional DJ, to whom he imbibes his interest in Arthur Conan Doyle’s mysteries. Rachel, his ex-girlfriend, returns to the city one day, meets Carlos, and starts dating him. At one point Carlos calls Doug, alarmed: Rachel has not shown up for a date, and has completely disappeared. Doug suddenly finds himself engulfed in an investigation that gives him the opportunity to experience his detective fantasies, and in which he discovers, with the help of his sister, that there is a lot more than is visible to the naked eye behind Rachel’s disappearance. Partly a study of the brother and sister relationship, partly a thriller, Cold Weather tightens the screws on the pseudo-genre known as mumblecore.

Director bio

Even though his first passion was acting, Aaron Katz (from Portland, Oregon) opted for Directing once he entered the North Carolina School of the Arts. He directed his first feature film, an adolescent story, Dance Party, USA, upon graduation. He received very positive criticism with Quiet City, his second film (which premiered at the SXSW 2007) and was nominated for the John Cassavettes Prize at the Independent Spirit Awards. He also directed the short films Hoopla (2004) andLet's Get Down to Brass Tacks (2008), and the documentaryAll the Stage Is a World, which he wrote together withChad Hartigan, Brendan McFadd and Marc Ripper.