AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. After 40 years of not speaking, the two brothers must come together to save what is dearest to them, their family’s sheep.
“A wonderfully wry, charmingly understated comedy. Touching, beautiful and poignant.” –Variety
“At first it charmed me and then it snuck up and punched me in the gut emotionally. That doesn’t happen a lot. It really caught me off guard.” -Tom McCarthy, Director of Spotlight
Iceland; R; Directed by Grimur Hakonarson (2015); 93 Minutes