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International Narrative Competition

FREELAND

Year 2020
Runtime 80 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival
Reserve Stream
In-Cinema Showtimes
Sep 26
3:30 PM Eau Claire 6
For decades, Devi has been breeding legendary pot strains on the remote homestead she built herself. When cannabis is legalized, she suddenly finds herself fighting for her survival.

In a tour-de-force performance that took her out of retirement, Krisha Fairchild (KRISHA, CIFF 2015) brings the timely story of a black-market grower battling to keep her farm to the screen. Featuring a heartbreaking turn by John Craven as an old flame from Devi’s commune days, and Frank Mosley and Lily Gladstone as adrift harvest workers, FREELAND is full of standout performances. Shot on off-the-grid pot farms during the actual harvest, directors Mario Furloni, and Kate McLean imbue this emotional thriller with deep and empathetic authenticity.

Countries

United States
Festivals
SXSW Film Festival 2020
Director
Kate McLean, Mario Furloni
Producer
Laura Heberton
Cinematographer
Mario Furloni
Editor
Chris Donlon, Sara Newens
Music
William Ryan Fritch
Cast
Krisha Fairchild, Lily Gladstone, Frank Mosley, John Craven