Wind River

Wind River

DVD - 2017
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Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, c2017
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 107 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)


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Feb 18, 2019

Taut and tense crime thriller set on a Wyoming Indian Reservation (although it was filmed in Utah). Good performances by Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Graham Greene and a great use of the imposing landscape. The setting and the Native characters gives it more depth than your average crime film. This forms something of a trilogy with Taylor Sheridan's other two films, "Sicario," which he wrote, and "Hell or High Water," which he wrote and directed. Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Dec 05, 2018

This movie was pretty weak- I'm not going to enjoy a movie because it is tangentially related to certain political causes ( however serious they may be )- No, the movie itself has to stand on it's own, which this film doesn't- it's hackneyed and cliched with some poor acting.

Dec 05, 2018

This movie hit home for me. As a first Nations man that has one missing and one missing then murdered female family members it drudged up a lot of emotions for me. Unfortunately for some on the rez life is actually like this. A VERY ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF SOME RESERVATIONS. I WATCHED IT TWICE.

Oct 25, 2018

If you like watching violence then this movie is for you. I never found one moment of enjoyment watching it nor did I see any of the participants liking anything about their life unless it involved beating someone to a pulp or raping women. Certainly the women in this film live a horrible life with no promise for tomorrow other than more of the same. The focusing on the reservation life is bleak at best. Jeremy Renner is a volunteer in all this business and has nothing to smile about unless having the chance to pull out his rifle and shoot someone or something. All the scenes are too damn violent for me. I don't go to movies at the theater for about 4 years now because they don't entertain me. If I want an expose about life I will read a newspaper or watch the news but not 'wait for the movie to come out'.

Oct 02, 2018

Very underrated movie. No theater play. Not well known. Movies only make good political statements if the story stands on its own and the characters are real. This one does both. Never really get any sense of a political message until the trailer when the movie is over. Renner plays well in a Wyoming landscape of silence and survival. Olsen is an FBI agent, sent out to gather evidence of a crime and ends up in the middle of it. Great firefight at the end.

Sep 27, 2018

This drama and mystery film is about a wildlife officer and a FBI agent who pick up the case of a young Indigenous woman who was murdered and raped, and left out alone in the cold winter air. This movie revealed the true reality of the way Indigenous women are treated, and brings some societal issues into the limelight.I was pleasantly surprised by this movie because I was worried that they were going to tell the story wrong, but it was actually quite interesting to watch and had some pretty good performances. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sep 11, 2018

I give this a very high rating which I rarely do. A well told story which is well acted by a virtually unknown cast. Highly recommended for those who are adult enough to understand the reality of the problem behind this on reservations.

Sep 08, 2018

Loosely based on true events. Held my interest throughout. Reminiscent of Box novels with "Joe Picket". Would recommend and watch again.

Jul 25, 2018

I thought this movie was great. "Excellent" was one of the words I used. I recommend this movie 2nd to "Spotlight."

Jul 23, 2018

This was at best a pretty amateurish affair. I'm boondoggled as to why so many people rate such a mediocre affair so highly ( the politics of the piece I guess ? ). While the topic is an important one, I'm not going to say the movie is a good one because it's not.

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Dec 10, 2017

Then the phone rang which is never good. But today it was.
You're daughter's gone. Now the good news, as soon as you accept that, as soon as you let yourself suffer, allow yourself to grieve, You'll be able to visit her in your mind, and remember all the joy she gave you. All the love she knew.
The point is, Martin, you can't steer from the pain. If you do, you'll rob yourself. You'll rob yourself of every memory of her. Every last one. From the first step... to her last smile. You kill 'em all. Just take the pain, Martin. Do you hear me? You take it. It's the only way to keep her with you.
-I'm just tired, Cory. I'm just.. so tired of fighting this life.
What you do now you is for your boy.
-Drugs is his family now. He's gone too. Lives right down the damn
road, but it's... He's gone.

Dec 10, 2017

The Gannet Peak. Highest mountain in Wyoming. On the hottest day in August, still there's a feet of snow. Today, too cold to snow.
You know what it's like out here in this frozen hell? Ain't there nothing to do. No nothing. Aint no women, no fun. This is fxcking snow and the fxcking silence, that's all!
-My family's people were forced here. Stuck here for a century. That's snow and silence is the only thing that hasn't been taken from them. So what did you take?
I got lucky.
-Ah. well, luck don't live out here. Luck lives in the city. Don't live out here. It lives where you get hit by a bus or not. Where your bank is robbed or not. At someone's damn cell phone when he come up to a crosswalk. That's luck, that's winning or losing. Out here you survive or you surrender. That's determined by your strength and bare spirit. Wolves don't kill the unlucky deer. They kill the weak ones. You fought for your life Jane. And now you get to walk away with it. You'll get to go home.

Dec 10, 2017

(12-7-2017: Ojai officials said it was a “miracle” that fierce Santa Ana winds had subsided on Thursday ...)
I got my truck and a high out of there and I wound up in a little mountain town called Ojai. I get there and it's like fruit farms. Vineyards. And there is this mountain surrounding it you know like protecting the town. And the people there like everybody smiles at each other. They say hello. it's like I remember thinking they were all like. I don't know. They had these looks in their eyes. Like they ran on some sort of secret like they had all figured it out. There is this mission, the Spanish mission right there in the middle of the town. They are having Christmas mass. They're celebrating Christmas. 70 degrees where you know. I just land there. pick me an orange of the tree and sat down on a bench, to listen that choir singing, eating my orange. You know that was the best Christmas I've ever had.

Dec 10, 2017

A Meadow in My perfect world:
Here is a meadow
in my perfect world.
Where wind dances
the branches of the tree
casting leopards spots of light
across the face of pond.
The tree stands tall
and grand and alone,
shading the world beneath it.
There will come a day
when I rest against its spine
and look out over a valley
where the sun warms,
but never burns.
I will watch leaves turn
Green, then amber, then crimson.
Then no leaves at all.
But the tree will not die.
For in this place,
winter never comes.
It is here,
in the cradle of all I hold dear,
I guard every memory of you.
And when I find myself frozen
in the mud of the real
far from your loving eyes.
I will return to this place,
close mine, and take solace in the simple
perfection of knowing you.
That's cold enough to freeze a gold digger's ass out here.

Dec 10, 2017

I'm not going to stand here and tell you that life's fair, Cause it ain't. To either of us. But you know, what do we go? This land is all we got left.
You gonna lecture me about protecting people? While you deal the shit thats killing em? Unlike most people... You had every chance to
get the hell out if thats what you wanted. You got the Army. You got College. Whatever is your choice. Look what you choose. Look what you chose. God damn you.
She was such a good girl. But we let our guard down. Yeah. Let me tell you. Maybe you'll have kids one day. You cannot blink. Not once, not ever.
We'll take the refinery road around.
-See you gotta drive 50 miles to go 5.
Welcome to Wyoming.

Dec 10, 2017

Where's your brother?
- He's in prison. Where you put him
Won't your daddy be proud?
- My dad's in prison, asshole..
I know, I put him there.
Look, I know you're looking for clues, but you're missing all the signs.
I'm telling you. The answer is out there.
Hey look... um... I don't know how to do this. Okay? I'm not a tracker.
That's okay, it's all I do.
These kids... they expect to go to prison. Hell, I think they look forward to it. You know? Three hoots, and a cot, and free cable? Anything better being here... the way they see it.

Dec 10, 2017

Man, i get so mad i want to fight the whole world. You got any idea what that feels like?
-I do. I decided to fight the feeling instead. Cause i figured the world would win.

Don't look at me. Hey, I'm used to no help.
-You have six officers on your entire force... to cover an area
the size of Rhode Island.
But I knew that girl. She was a fighter. So no matter how far you think she ran... I can guarantee you she ran farther.
I'm trying to help.
-Why is it whenever you people try to help, it starts with insults. I don't know why she didn't tell me. But she was eighteen. nd I chose to trust her. I chose wrong.

Dec 10, 2017

Ending quote: “While missing person statistics are compiled for every other demographic, none exist for Native American women.”
Shouldn't we wait for back up?
-This isn't the land of waiting for back up. This is the land of you're on your own.
You'd think folks would realize this isn't sheep country.
She got a job interview. Jackson, some hotel I think.
- Jackson Hole?
- Gonna live with the millionaires, eh?
Haven't heard about that, I think.. ..the billionaires chased out the millionaires years ago. Ah, save your money. When the wolves start eating their Golden Retrievers... that land's gonna go for pennies on the dollar.
Thermals can make underwear wedge up your bottom, but I guess yours are already there.


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Jun 08, 2018

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Nov 08, 2017

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Apr 17, 2018

Violence: Humans and animals are killed in several scenes.

Apr 17, 2018

Other: Misogyny/racism: a woman is raped because she refuses other men who feel entitled to her (as a Native American, she's considered "less than").


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