God's Country


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Sep 23 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Sep 25 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Sep 27 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Sep 28 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Sep 29 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:102 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julian Higgins
Cast:Thandiwe Newton
Tanaya Beatty
Kai Lennox


“God’s Country” is a character-driven 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.

Thandiwe Newton’s performance has been hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “arresting” and Ronda Penrice of The Wrap says, “Thandiwe Newton shines…the weight of this film is on [her] shoulders. And, as always, she delivers.” Brian Tallerico of Roger Ebert further declares “God’s Country” as, “one of this Sundance’s best films.”

“Exhilarating! It’s impossible to look away!” – The Hollywood Reporter