There’s a scene about halfway into Letters From the Big Man (opening at Facets Multimedia on Friday and playing through December 8) in which the main character, Sara (Lily Rabe) visits a logging site in the Oregon woods. She’s a hydrologist currently working for the USDA Park Service, but she used to consult for the logging company that owns the site. When she arrives she talks to the chief logger, a big, old-fashioned lumberjack type with a beard like Van Gogh’s postman. It seems like she’s only going to ask him for facts and move on—instead, she ends up crashing at the guy’s pad, sharing a bottle of whiskey and talking about painting.