WEED & WINE

2pm SUN 18TH JUNE

Helene Thibon and her son grow grapes on her centuries-old French vineyard, while Kevin Jodrey - a cannabis farmer in California’s Humboldt County - schools his son in the artisan culture emerging in his newly-legal industry. WEED & WINE interweaves their stories, showcasing the ways in which two very different farmers navigate a common challenge: how to survive on the land.

Continents apart, the two families aim to re-invent themselves while honoring their roots.  One family  –  a strong-willed French matriarch and the son she raised among her ancient vines  –  tends their bio-dynamic vineyard in the Southern Rhone.  In California, across the half the world’s oceans, a brash father and his more reserved son carefully manage a legal organic cannabis farm.

WEED & WINE juxtaposes their stories, urging comparisons and teasing out contradictions between France’s revered winemaking traditions and the emerging artisan culture of California’s legal cannabis industry.  In the end, the film offers a reflection, not only on farming, but on the family bonds that sustain it.

The feature documentary Weed & Wine juxtaposes their stories, urging comparisons and teasing out contradictions between France’s revered winemaking traditions and the artisan culture emerging along-side the legal cannabis industry. In the end, the film offers a reflection not only on farming, but on the family bonds that get tended alongside the land.

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"A film that's perfect for our time."

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"A stunning cinematic experience."

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Credits

Directors: rebecca richman cohen
USA 2020
89 minutes
French and english (with french subtitled in english)

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