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      Northern Shade

      Released Feb 24, 2023 1 hr. 35 min. Crime Drama List
      100% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 92% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score NORTHERN SHADE is the story of Justin, an Army veteran wrested from isolation when his estranged brother goes missing. Joining forces with a local PI, Justin discovers that his brother has fallen in with a militia group. To save his brother from executing their final, violent mission, Justin must dredge up his Army past and reconcile his sense of purpose. Writer/Director Christopher Rucinski makes his debut with this taut pandemic-set thriller, winner of Best Narrative Feature at Fargo Film Festival. Read More Read Less

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      Salem G Phenomenal movie, incredible story! I cried twice! Must see!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Jamison F Stellar performances and direction for Rucinski's debut indie feature. Looking forward to seeing more from this up-and-coming writer/director. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Leo S Well-made flick! Saw to support my friends and was very pleasantly surprised. Better than most indies out there. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/08/23 Full Review Graham S Really solid indie feature and great performance from the lead. Kept me guessing until the end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News Rucinski is equally at home as a screenwriter as he is a director, and the of-the-minute Northern Shade shows this first-time filmmaker is already walking on a firm foundation. Rated: 3/4 Dec 20, 2023 Full Review Tim Miller Cape Cod Wave Magazine An Army vet ... seeks his missing younger brother, and his search leads him to a dangerous militia group that’s planning a big strike. Writer-director Christopher Rucinski builds suspense and Romano Orzari portrays a sinister villain in this thriller. Rated: 3/4 Dec 16, 2023 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The last twenty minutes cover up most of its prior awkward moments. Rated: B- Mar 3, 2023 Full Review Alan Ng Film Threat Captures the feeling of a noir despite his small indie budget. Rated: 8/10 Mar 1, 2023 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation An intimate thriller with personal agendas, limited people making rash, limiting decisions with life or death consequences, with no one there to talk them out of any of it. Rated: 3/4 Feb 24, 2023 Full Review Bobby LePire Film Threat Rucinski keeps the whole thing moving swiftly while balancing the mystery of what happened to Charlie and characterizations pretty well. Rated: 7.5/5 Feb 23, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis NORTHERN SHADE is the story of Justin, an Army veteran wrested from isolation when his estranged brother goes missing. Joining forces with a local PI, Justin discovers that his brother has fallen in with a militia group. To save his brother from executing their final, violent mission, Justin must dredge up his Army past and reconcile his sense of purpose. Writer/Director Christopher Rucinski makes his debut with this taut pandemic-set thriller, winner of Best Narrative Feature at Fargo Film Festival.
      Director
      Christopher Rucinski
      Screenwriter
      Christopher Rucinski
      Distributor
      BayView Entertainment
      Production Co
      Working Memory Picture Co.
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 24, 2023, Limited
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