(Posted Mon. Oct 27th, 2014)
The four-week premiere of Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, Farmland, wraps up this week on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service.
During its theatrical debut this year, Farmland was shown in more than 170 theaters across the country, including Regal Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Landmark Theatres, and many key independent theaters. Farmland was produced with generous support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, of which the National Corn Growers Association is a founding affiliate.
“This is a film for anyone who eats,” says Moll. “It's not what you'd expect. I certainly learned a lot when making the film. The world of farming is complex and often controversial, but the farmers themselves are some of most hard-working and fascinating people I've ever met.”
Many Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat, yet are increasingly passionate about understanding where their food comes from. Farmland takes the viewer inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers in their twenties. Through the personal stories of these farmers and ranchers, viewers learn about their high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
Produced by Moll’s Allentown Productions, Farmland received notable attention during its theatrical run securing reviews in several national mediums and recognition in film festivals across the country, including: Atlanta, Cleveland and Newport Beach, Calif. The film also earned a 92 percent audience rating on RottenTomatoes.com.