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Cold November: Karl Jacob's film features the Iron Range, strong females and hunting

Bijou Abas as Florence in Cold November

Karl Jacob is an actor, writer, director and film producer who grew up on the Iron Range. His most recent release, Cold November, opens tonight in both Hibbing and Grand Rapids.  Filmed in northern Minnesota, the film follows the life of 12 year old Florence and the influences of her matriarchal family as she experiences the right of passage of her first deer kill. 

We spoke with Karl about the film, what influenced him to create it, how northern Minnesota is essentially a character in the movie and how, in light of recent events, his subject matter is inspiring some thoughtful conversations about guns. 

Click on the link for the full conversation.  You can catch the film starting this afternoon in Hibbing at 5pm, 7pm and and 9:30pm and Grand Rapids at 5pm, 7pm and 9m.  The movie will run thru March 29.  

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.