Nov 03 | 7:00 pm

Bright Lights:God’s Country

Directed by Julian Higgins

Free Event

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston and the Office of Alumni Relations

Based on a short story by acclaimed author James Lee Burke, God’s Country is a character-driven thriller set in the snowy wilderness of the American West. Sandra Guidry is a Black professor living and working in a rural college town. She’s also grieving her recently-deceased mother, for whom she’d served as primary caretaker. On the day of the burial, Sandra discovers a mysterious red truck parked in her driveway. She soon learns it belongs to a pair of local hunters seeking to enter the forest behind her house. Sandra turns them away politely but firmly –her experience tells her these are not the sort of men to welcome freely into her world. But they won’t take no for an answer, and soon Sandra finds herself drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply-held values to the test. Conversation with director and affiliated faculty Julian Higgins ‘08 to follow.



Emerson Paramount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111


Nov 03, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Post Film Q&A

Conversation with director and affiliated faculty Julian Higgins ‘08 to follow.


103 minutes


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Closed Captions


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The Bright Lights Cinema Series is presented by the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. The mission of the series is to create community through cinema and welcomes both Emerson faculty, students, and staff as well as the general public.
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