Directed by Jay Craven
Produced by Jay Craven, Hathalee Higgs,John O’Neill, J. Todd Harris, Todd Enright
Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Genevieve Bujold, Charlie McDermott, Gary Farmer, Bill Sanderson, Lothaire Bluteau
“…lovingly handmade…beautiful and raw…imbued with a robust charm.”
– Stephen Holden, New York Times
Set during Prohibition, the film tells the story of Quebec Bill Bonhomme (Kristofferson), an impossible dreamer and schemer who needs fast cash after a freak lightning storm destroys his barn. Despite forebodings from his skeptical and mystical sister, Cordelia (Bujold), Quebec Bill hatches a plan to steal twenty cases of liquor from feral Canadian whiskey pirate, Caracjou (Bluteau), and smuggle it back across the Vermont-Canadian border. He takes along his 15 year-old-son, Wild Bill (McDermott), his inscrutable brother-in-law (Farmer), and his cranky hired man (Sanderson). Together, they cross the border into Canadian wilderness – and a haunted and elusive past — for three unforgettable days “full of terror, full of wonder.” What they find is the stuff of genuine legend.