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Interview: Adrienne Rush - This Land is Your Land


Interview: Adrienne Rush – This Land is Your Land | 2019 January Screenwriters Lab

Interview: Adrienne Rush – This Land is Your Land | 2019 January Screenwriters Lab

Among those selected to take part in the Sundance Institute January Screenwriters Lab we find Adrienne Rush who brought This Land is Your Land to the Sundance Mountain Resort just prior to the launch of the 2019 edition of Sundance. The MFA in Screenwriting from FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts grad was an assistant to Destin Daniel Cretton’s The Glass Castle, and recently contributed to Barry Jenkins’ upcoming Underground Railroad.

This Land is Your Land tells the story of a young aspiring artist tracks down her favorite painter, now a recluse living in rural Michigan, in hopes of becoming his assistant and finding her voice. While slowly gaining his trust and helping to care for his two young daughters, she clashes with a local militia, sparking a violent rupture that threatens her new world and everyone in it. Here is a quick chat with Adrienne Rush during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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