The Painted Door
It s the middle of winter on the canadian prairies and a storm is brewing.
The painted door. John a farmer tells his wife ann that he is going to check on his aging father before the blizzard hits. This means walking five miles each way over hill and dale in the deep snow and ann doesn t want him to go. The painted door is an attempt to whitewash the sin with a fresh coat of purity but that door can t be closed again and the paint is destined to crack and peel. Bruce pittman s academy award nominated short the painted door focuses on a couple trapped indoors during a snowstorm.
Painted door gift boutique opened its doors in september 1991 and this year celebrates 29 years of retail operation in oklahoma city. The song that we hear in one scene is red river valley which i usually associate with movies like the grapes of wrath. Their existence looks like one tough life. The couple s poor communication skills results in the termination of their union.
The painted door by sinclair ross is based on a story of ann and her husband john. How will the husband get to the barn. The painted door represented ann s dedication and care for the life she and john are making together and when she smudges it going through the doorway it shows that steven s presence has caused her to forget what is usually so important to her. The two are living on an isolated farm.