COLD IN JULY
A FILM BY JIM MICKLE
STARRING MICHAEL C. HALL, SAM SHEPARD and DON JOHNSON
BASED ON THE BOOK BY JOE R. LANSDALE
**2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: World Premiere**
“The spirits of 1980s genre maestros like John Carpenter, Walter Hill and William Lustig hover strongly over Jim Mickle’s ‘Cold in July,’ a superior piece of Texas pulp fiction” – Scott Foundas, Variety
Opening Theatrically & On VOD MAY 23RD
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How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell (Wyatt Russell). Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.
Based on the book by prolific author Joe R. Lansdale, Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled badasses portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are), this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action film, one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Twists and turns accelerate as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Cold in July is as muggy, oppressive, and hard to shake as an east Texas summer.