Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll's new feature length documentary, Farmland, will be released nationally May 1, 2014. The film will be distributed via D&E Entertainment in more than 60 major markets, including an early upcoming screening, May 7, at the Wynsonng 16 theater in Johnston, Iowa. Numerous national exhibitors will be carrying the film including: Regal Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Landmark Theatres and many key independent theaters.
The film is still generating buzz from its recent showings in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival.
Farmland 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 which has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
Farmers give thoughts and opinions about agriculture
"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 documentary features an original score composed by Nathan Wang with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The film also includes an original recording of "This Land is Your Land" performed in a first-ever collaboration with platinum rock band Everclear and Grammy Award-nominated artist Liz Phair. Visit www.farmlandfilm.com to locate a theatre near you where Farmland will be screening, as well as additional information about the film, tickets and to watch the trailer.
Cedar Falls – May 1, Marcus College Square Theater
Iowa City – May 1, Marcus Sycamore Mall
Des Moines – May 7, Carmike Wynnsong 16 (Johnston)
Ames – May 8, Cinemark 12
Farmland is produced by Moll's Allentown Productions, with generous support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA).
About Allentown Productions: Based at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Allentown Productions is a film and television production company specializing in non-fiction filmmaking. Allentown Productions was established by filmmaker James Moll, who was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania—hence the name of the firm. His work as documentary director/producer has earned him numerous awards including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award and a Peabody Award, among others.
About U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance: USFRA consists of nearly 80 farmer- and rancher-led organizations and their agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture. It works to engage in dialogues with consumers who have questions about how today's food is grown and raised. USFRA is committed to continuous improvement and supporting U.S. farmers and ranchers efforts to increase consumer confidence and trust in today's agriculture.