The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land.
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The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any means necessary-offers Betty a way out. She refuses to get involved, but as the pressures mount for her family and they are on the brink of eviction, her husband, Frank, reveals that he is seriously ill. How far will one to go to take care of one's own? Recalling all that is heartland Americana, this film combines an ecological urgency with a compelling yet sensitive story. Written by
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This is a very impressive first film! The writing, cinematography, and actors' performances were terrific. The lead actress and the two children in particular were excellent, and the husband/wife relationship was very well-portrayed. Without giving anything away, the plot puts a lot on the wife's shoulders, and the lead actress, who seems to have been perfectly cast, conveys that pressure/responsibility very convincingly. Again, the cinematography deserves a lot of praise: there are some very beautiful shots of nature and of more or less industrial farming that very effectively set the tone. Overall an excellent final product.
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