Local film, “So Cold the River,” to be screened at Buskirk Chumley Fri., Sept. 30, from 6-9:30 p.m.; Tickets are 8 dollars and open to the public

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So Cold the River, adapted from Bloomington author Michael Koryta’s book of the same title will be shown Fri., Sept. 30, from 6-9:30 p.m.; Tickets are 8-dollars and open to the public.

More info about the film:

Fun film facts to consider:

  • “So Cold the River” is the highest-scale movie made in Indiana since Rudy (1993). Just released in March, the film came on the heels of Indiana’s new law adding tax incentives for film and TV productions that have been years in the making.
  • The thriller is based on Bloomington native Michael Kortya’s New York Times bestseller and was produced by Bloomington-based Pigasus Pictures and the Founder/CEO, Zachary Spicer, will be a part of a live Q&A at the Sept. 30 screening.
  • “So Cold the River” has Indiana ties with:
    • Michael Koryta, Executive Producer, Author  –  from Bloomington, IN
    • Zachary Spicer, CEO & Founder, Pigasus Pictures – from Bloomington, IN
    • Gordon Strain, Producer – from Franklin, IN
    • Carl Cook and Pete Yonkman, Executive Producers –  from Bloomington, IN (both featured in Indiana 250)
    • Andrew J. West, Actor (“The Walking Dead”) – from Merrillville, IN
  • French Lick Resort, “So Cold the River” and Bloomington’s Cardinal Spirits are launching So Cold the Vodka on Sept. 30!




Release Date:         Available in Theaters March 25; On Demand and Digital March 29

Directed By:        Paul Shoulberg

Written By:        Paul Shoulberg (screenplay)

Produced By:         Claire Tuft, Zachary Spicer, John Robert Armstrong

Executive Producers:    Carl Cook, Michael Koryta, Bethany Joy Lenz, & Pete Yonkman

Starring:    Bethany Joy Lenz, Katie Sarife, Andrew J. West, Michael J. Rogers, Kevin Cahoon, Kingston Vernes, with Alysia Reiner and Deanna Dunagan 

Run Time:        95 minutes

Genre:            Thriller, Supernatural, Mystery  

Rating:            R for some violence, bloody images, and language.

Synopsis:    A chilling, suspenseful adaptation of “The New York Times” bestseller, SO COLD THE RIVER by Michael Koryta.  Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Erica Shaw (Bethany Joy Lenz, “Dexter”) is hired by Alyssa Bradford-Cohen (Alysia Reiner, “Orange is the New Black”) to profile her dying father-in-law, the enigmatic millionaire Campbell Bradford. Erica is presented with a substantial sum of money and a relic, an antique bottle filled with water from a local spring, one of the few clues connecting Bradford to the town he once dominated. While researching Bradford as a guest of a massive, opulent resort with a dark past, Erica meets unofficial town historian Anne McKinney (Tony Award-winner Deanna Dunagan), fanatical intern Kellyn (Katie Sarife, Annabelle Comes Home) and hotel maintenance worker Josiah (Andrew J. West, “The Walking Dead”), a descendant of Bradford’s who reveals the familial curse of mysterious deaths and suicides. Seemingly possessed by the relic, Erica begins drinking from the antique bottle, experiencing terrifying visions and, ultimately, unleashing unspeakable evil. Can Erica make her way through the darkness or is Campbell’s evil undercurrent too strong?

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