Dawn of the Crescent Moon

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"The past is present."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.3  (56)

Dawn of the Crescent Moon is a 2014 drama film directed by Kirk Murray and written by Brent Berry. The plot follows four Native American friends - Wolf (Kurt Cole), Played by Carson Aune, Sky (Brooke Coleman), Played by Shelby Cook, Hawk (Jon Proudstar), and Crow (Zahn McClarnon) - who reunite for a weekend of hunting in the Texas Hill Country. However, their plans are disrupted when they stumble upon a group of white supremacists who are conducting a sacrificial ritual in the woods. The friends are forced to confront their own past and identity as they try to save a young woman from becoming the next victim.

The film begins by introducing the protagonist, Wolf, an Iraq war veteran who is haunted by his experiences in combat. He is shown struggling with PTSD and trying to reconnect with his Native American roots by attending spiritual ceremonies. Wolf plans a hunting trip for his friends as a way of reconnecting with his culture and finding solace in nature.

Upon arriving at the hunting cabin, the group is greeted by the owner, Ben (Barry Corbin), a grizzled old man who is skeptical about their hunting skills. Despite their initial reservations, Ben agrees to guide them through the woods.

Things take a dark turn when the group comes across the white supremacists, led by a charismatic leader named Beau (Jarett Peter McKinney). The supremacists mistake the Native Americans for members of a rival gang and are about to attack them when they realize their mistake. However, they decide to take advantage of the situation and use the group as sacrifices in their twisted ritual.

The Native Americans are horrified by what they see and decide to rescue a young woman, Stephanie (Julian Rose Reed), who is also being held captive. They use their knowledge of the terrain to outsmart the supremacists and attempt to make their way to safety.

As they navigate the woods, the friends are forced to confront their own prejudices and preconceptions about race. Wolf, in particular, is shown struggling with his own identity as a Native American with a mixed heritage. He is haunted by the words of his former commander in Iraq, who told him that he would never be a true Native American.

The film is visually stunning, with beautiful shots of the Texas landscape and the serene woods. The natural beauty of the setting contrasts with the violence and brutality of the white supremacists' rituals, highlighting the themes of the film.

The acting is also great, with Barry Corbin delivering a standout performance as Ben, the wise old guide. Kurt Cole and Brooke Coleman are excellent as Wolf and Sky, respectively, bringing depth and nuance to their characters.

Overall, Dawn of the Crescent Moon is a thought-provoking film that explores themes of identity, prejudice, and redemption. It is a powerful indictment of racism and a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. The film is highly recommended for fans of drama and suspense.

Dawn of the Crescent Moon is a 2015 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (56)