Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

CLEARCUT

 

Year: 2000
Country: Canada
Run Time: 98 minutes

CLEARCUT

In this uncompromising, often brutal examination of the inadequacies of liberalism, a Native American community is facing an impending defeat in a land dispute. Peter, their white liberal lawyer, feels frustrated and helpless. Invited to participate in a sweat-lodge ceremony (the first real one ever filmed), he resolves to try again, but soon meets his antithesis, Arthur (Graham Greene), whose brute strength and power overwhelm him. Peter is swept up in a series of events over which he has no control. Finally, dragged into the north woods, he is confronted with a nightmare of violence which challenges all his "civilized" assumptions about behavior and the possibility of rational confrontation. -Sundance Film Festival.

Screenplay
Rob Forsyth

Producer
Stephen J. Roth, Ian McDougall

Cinematography
Francois Protat

Editing
Michael Rea

Principal Cast
Ron Lea, Graham Greene, Michael Hogan, Rebecca Jenkins

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