Monday, October 22, 2007

"Dangerous Crosswinds" to screen at PSU International Film Series

[From our friends at Back Lot Films, Inc. in Fremont, NH.]

Special screening set for Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 7:00 pm at Boyd Hall 144, PSU, Plymouth, NH.


FREMONT, N.H. — Dangerous Crosswinds, a feature-length drama from New Hampshire filmmaker Bill Millios, will be screened as part of the Plymouth State University International Film Series on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Boyd Hall 144, Plymouth, NH. The film’s director Bill Millios and Director of Photography Marc Vadeboncoeur will introduce the film and participate in a Question & Answer session following the screening. Tickets can be purchased at the door. General Admission is $5.00 and $1.00 for Students.

A ‘who-done-it’ touching on issues of assisted suicide, friendship, and honesty, Dangerous Crosswinds embarked on a six-month tour of theatres throughout New England in 2005. The film subsequently played to audiences throughout New Hampshire as well as in Brattleboro, Vermont and Cambridge and Newburyport, Massachusetts.

“Back in May of this year, when we began putting this film series together, we jumped at the chance to include Dangerous Crosswinds,” said PSU professor Peter Drexel. “The film is from this area and was produced by people in this state. Plus the type of film Dangerous Crosswinds is fits perfectly alongside the other films we selected.”

“We are very proud to have had our film selected for this film series”, adds Millios. “We’ve always taken our greatest inspiration from the Foreign Film masters so it’s very gratifying to see Dangerous Crosswinds be part of an International Film Series like this.”

Commentators have praised the film as an outstanding example of independent film made outside traditional cinema circles. The Boston Globe wrote "Film Noir and New Hampshire isn't a combination that normally springs to mind but Dangerous Crosswinds may change that." The Portsmouth Herald said that "Dangerous Crosswinds is independent filmmaking in its purest form, with a plot sure to invoke debate." New Hampshire Magazine called Dangerous Crosswinds “provocative – a film which explores the light and dark sides of human nature and comes to some unexpected conclusions,” while the New Hampshire Union Leader wrote that “this is honest and brave filmmaking. Bill Millios is a master of independent films that are truthful and intellectual.”

In 2006 Dangerous Crosswinds was selected for inclusion in a new weekly Comcast cable television series highlighting independent movies to more than 600,000 homes in the Oregon/Washington area. It was one of eight films selected from a pool of several hundred independent films for the program, which is a joint venture between Comcast and Film Baby, an online distributor and reseller of quality independent feature films and documentaries. For information on cast, locations, screenings, and more about the film, visit www.dangerouscrosswinds.com.