After abandoning a promising academic career in forensic science, a self-styled Sherlock Holmes, Doug (Cris Lankenau), returns to Portland to live with his more responsible big sister Gail (Trieste Kelly Dunn). He lands a dead-end job working in an ice factory, but soon finds an opportunity to use his passion and skill in detective work when his ex-girlfriend, Rachel (Robyn Rikoon) goes missing. Enlisting a team of ramshackle slacker-sleuths, Doug leads his team down a complex trail of clues and increasingly close to the discovering the mysterious truth about Rachel. COLD WEATHER is a charming mystery -- simultaneously a rich detective story and an affecting tale of siblings uniting after years apart. With it's own idiosyncratic spin on familiar genre conventions, the film features the lyrical style, lush camera work and naturalistic performances that have established director Aaron Katz (DANCE PARTY USA, QUIET CITY) as a major talent to watch. COLD WEATHER premiered to critical acclaim at the 2010 SXSW, San Francisco and Los Angeles Film Festivals.
- Aaron Katz
- Chris Lankenau, Raul Castillo, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Barry Seltzer
With only the most natural of conversations and an exacting relay of close-ups, intimate two shots and meditative landscapes, Mr. Katz reveals how the self-knowing individual becomes known to others, and me turns into we.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 02.03.2011
The world's first mumblecore ''thriller" - a good idea for a movie that someone, in the future, should execute a bit less lackadaisically.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 02.16.2011
Pic represents considerable progress for Katz, a founding member of the mumblecore movement.Peter Debruge, Variety, 03.18.2010
Not a riff on mystery stories so much as it is a riff, pure and simple, on the mystery of stories.J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 02.01.2011