Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) Presents: Winter in the Blood and Welcomes author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie
Sun, October 27, 2013
The Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) and the Austin Film Festival invite you to a public screening of Winter in the Blood, the 2012 adaptation of James Welch’s first novel and an Official Selection of the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. The 2013-2014 edition of TILTS, “Reading Race in Literature & Film,” brings together scholars, artists, filmmakers, and writers for conversations about the ways that we experience race and ethnicity. Winter in the Blood has been an important contributor to such discussions since its publication in 1974. The novel, in which a young Blackfeet man wanders the Montana Hi-Line grieving for the loss of his brother and father and searching for connections to his family and tribal history, was hailed by the New York Times as “a nearly flawless novel about human life.” Directors Alex and Andrew Smith capture the beauty, trauma, and humor that marked Welch’s story. The screening will take place on Sunday, October 27, at 5 PM at the Paramount Theater.
In conjunction with the screening of Winter in the Blood at this year’s Austin Film Festival, the Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) welcomes author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie to UT Austin for a panel discussion on “Adapting Ethnicity.” Alexie, one of the Associate Producers of the film, will join directors and writers Alex and Andrew Smith, writer Ken White, and cast members Lily Gladstone, Julia Jones, Chaske Spencer, and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson to explore the complexities of reading race in literature and film, writing and casting characters of color, and adapting culture and cultural representations for the big screen. Lois Welch will also be in attendance to talk about her husband James Welch's work.