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2014 Sundance Film Festival: Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s Land Ho!

Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz might have made a strong case for working in twos: as a tandem in both the directing and screenwriting departments and by working with a pair of co-leads. In Land Ho! (Sony Pictures Classics – 07.11), This Is Martin Bonner‘s Paul Eenhoorn (Trading Card Series Profile #14) and Earl Lynn Nelson (Trading Card Series Profile #7) initially come across as a contrasting pair of retirement-aged misfits deeply set in their ways, but a little road-tripping exploration of the earth and parallel exploration of self in a volcanic setting demonstrates that the dynamics of this bromance are in continual flux. It was at a rowdy post world premiere screening Q&A at Park City’s Library Centre where the Stephens/Katz, Eenhoorn/Nelson and crew fielded questions about the directing style, film pop culture references and the unique scape. Here’s our video footage: 

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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