Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021



Year: 2020
Country: USA
Run Time: 80 minutes


For over 30 years, Devi has run a thriving (illegal) pot farm in Humboldt County, California. Through her work, Devi has surrounded herself with community and nature, creating memories and lasting friendships. Breezy and laid back, Devi’s approach to life has fostered a peaceful atmosphere that permeates her little oasis in the mountains. But after state legalization, everything is about to change for the veteran grower. Amid government crackdowns on illegal pot farms, Devi is bombarded with massive fines and penalties that threaten to dismantle everything she has worked for. As colleagues, distributors, and eventually her own employees abandon her in search of legitimate suppliers, Devi finds herself alone, unable to compete with the legal market. As her outside world crumbles, Devi’s emotions begin to spiral, eventually becoming more than she can bear. A captivating slow burn, FREELAND follows Devi through desperation and chaos as she struggles to adapt to the new regulated business of legalization. Shining light on a largely unseen world of unintended consequences, FREELAND is a poignant and thought-provoking story. — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 9:20 PM ET

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Women of the World

American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director Director

Kate McLean, Mario Furloni

Laura Heberton

Mario Furloni

Chris Donlon, Sarah Newens

Principal Cast
Krisha Fairchild, Frank Mosley, Lily Gladstone, John Craven

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