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'Farmland' Documentary Coming to Wisconsin Theaters
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/31/2014

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll's new feature length documentary, 'Farmland,' will be released nationally on May 1. The production offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers across the U.S. chronicling their high-risk/high-reward jobs, and their passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation.

"In Farmland, audiences will hear thoughts and opinions about agriculture, but not from me, and not from a narrator," Moll says about his film. "They're from the mouths of the farmers and ranchers themselves."

The film will have its New York premiere at a private screening on April 17, during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Additionally, Farmland has been selected to be in competition this year at Cleveland International Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival. A screening for select Wisconsin viewers was held last week.

Meanwhile, the film will be shown in a growing number of Wisconsin cities on May 1. Some of those showings include Milwaukee, Mequon, Sturtevant, New Berlin, Appleton, Ashwaubenon, Brookfield, La Crosse, Madison, Menomonee Falls, Oak Creek, Oshkosh and Sheboygan.

"With the average American several generations removed from farm life, we hope this film finds a wide audience of those interested in where their food comes from," said Wisconsin Farm Bureau Spokesman Casey Langan. "The six farmers in the film discuss many misconceptions about agriculture. Wisconsin farmers and agriculturists can expand this conversation by promoting Farmland to others."

The film is being distributed via D&E Entertainment to more than 60 major markets.

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