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Aaron Katz

Interview with the writer/director of Cold Weather

Feb 11, 2011

When writer/director Aaron Katz talks about the making of his third feature film, Cold Weather, the Portland native uses “we” rather than “I.” “We” includes friends/producers Brendan McFadden and Ben Stambler, who share story credits with Katz on the film. All three attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. Cold Weather, about a forensic science student (Cris Lankenau) who drops out of college in Chicago and moves back home to live with his sister (Trieste Kelly Dunn) in Portland, at first plays like something we’ve come to associate with mumblecore. But the film, which is interspersed with quietly picturesque shots of the Portland area, takes a fun, unexpected turn into the realm of genre. More