Directed by Mario Furloni and Kate McLean
$12 / $8 Speed members and Louisville Film Society Members
“Freeland is a portrait of a seismic shift, here and now.”—Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
Centered on a tour-de-force performance by Krisha Fairchild as Devi, Freeland is a gripping film about the disruptive power of change.
Devi has been breeding legendary pot strains for decades, farming by day and getting stoned a night, fully expecting to live out her days on a remote Northern California homestead she built herself. When cannabis is legalized, the fragile balance of her whole idyllic life is thrown into disarray. Forced to confront the rapidly changing realities of the weed industry, she fights to go legal in an increasing hostile landscape that is threatening her whole livelihood.
Freeland bring the timely real-world story of black-market growers batting to survive to the screen. Shot on off-the-grid pot farms during the actual harvest, directors Mario Furloni and Kate McLean masterfully bring their skills as documentarians to this moving narrative feature film. A selection of the SXSW Film Festival. 2020, U.S., DCP, 80 minutes. Recommended for 16+.