Dramatic farming movie ‘The Land’ premieres June 17
The world premiere of the film drama “The Land” will take place at 7:15 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the 2019 Dances With Films festival in Hollywood.
Shining a light on the plight of an aging working-class with rising suicide rates, “The Land” creates an austere narrative about the changing realities for the foundational American profession of farming. As they enter their senior years, John (Herman Johansen) and Mary Lou Martin (Kathleen Warfel) come face-to-face with mistakes from their pasts, an uncertain future and seemingly insurmountable odds. In an occupation known for its courage in the face of hardship, the couple struggle to hold onto the land and way of life that has endured in their family for generations. Inspired by those set adrift by circumstances that leave them too old to start over and too young to give up, “The Land” explores the question, “Are we more than what we do?”
This video isn’t the official trailer, but it does include many scenes from the movie and helps to frame much of what the audience will see in this picture.