Film Screening - "Severed Ways"
November 6 - November 14, 2009
In the year 1007, an expedition of Vikings arrived on the shores of the New World, then travels south in search of a fabled Vinland. When their party is attacked and flees to safety, two men are left behind. Alive but stranded on the rocky shore, the men move north in hopes of reuniting with their countrymen. As they struggle to survive in the vast forests of the New World, their paths diverge as one pursues a spiritual quest and the other reverts to his primal instincts. Although the terrain seems dense and deserted, they are not the only people in the woods: Native Americans and Irish monks are also staking claim in the New World. “Severed Ways is a visionary work from one of the most promising new American narrative filmmakers in recent years” (Eric Hynes, Indiewire.com).