Northern Light DVD
In this bracing documentary, a 500-mile snowmobile race held in Michigan becomes a metaphor for the faith, sacrifices, and survival skills necessary in Recession-era America. Combining stunning cinematography with frank insights, the film follows three families as they prepare for the contest, and reveals how the brutally cold climate echoes an equally "frozen" economy, and how well (or poorly) the traits to succeed in the sporting event translate to everyday life. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; deleted scenes.