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How Do You Like Them Potatoes?; Tribeca Gathers “Beneath the Harvest Sky”

Variety reports that Tribeca are unearthing one of the better U.S indie items to have played at the recent Toronto Int. Film Fest. Featuring a young ensemble with raw performances from the likes of Callan McAuliffe and Emory Cohen (we noted the pair in our top new faces list) Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly’s Beneath the Harvest Sky will be the small town ennui/blue chip” (stealing this one from another news item) to catch in ’14.

Gist: This tells the story of Casper (Emory Cohen) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe)— two best friends that are fiercely loyal to one another, as they come of age in a small farming town in Maine. During harvest break, Casper is drawn into smuggling drugs across the Canadian border with his outlaw father, Clayton (Aidan Gillen). Meanwhile, Dominic works his final potato harvest, hoping to earn the money he needs to buy a car and take them away towards a better future. But with Casper’s life unraveling before their eyes, their friendship and loyalty are put to the test as they are forced to mature and make very adult decisions that will forever alter the course of their lives.

Worth Noting: Pullapilly won the Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ Grant Gotham award.

 

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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