Redemption Trail

Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:92
Director:Britta Sjogren
Producer:Britta Sjogren
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens
Screenwriter:Britta Sjogren
Cinematographer:Bradley Sellers
Editor:Christopher Munch
Michael Goodier
Cast:Lily Rabe (Lead Actor)
LisaGay Hamilton (Lead Actor)
Hamish Linklater (Lead Actor)
Jake Weber (Lead Actor)
Asta Sjogren-Uyehara (Supporting)
Juliette Stubbs (Supporting)
Stephanie Diaz (Supporting)
Beth Lisick (Supporting)
Gilberto Gonzalez (Supporting)
Andy Lopez (Supporting)
Edlin Chavez (Supporting)
Armando Rodriguez (Supporting)
David Shofner (Supporting)
Sophie Verges (Supporting)
Lance Gardner (Supporting)
Brooklyn Molden (Supporting)
Felicia Stiles (Supporting)
Daniel Flores (Supporting)
Byron James (Supporting)


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World Premiere

In English and Spanish with English subtitles. In the golden Sonoma hills a solitary rancher, Tess (LisaGay Hamilton), rides the trails, scouting the land she tends. In the privileged Oakland hills, a driven doctor, Anna (Lily Rabe), tends to life with her husband (Hamish Linklater) and precious daughter (Asta Sjogren-Uyehara). Soon Anna is alone and she and Tess will meet, under circumstances as unexpected as this film’s meeting of neo-Western and classic modernism. “We were never meant to survive,” Audre Lorde’s poem goes, but Anna has survived, a dilemma Tess, daughter of a slain Black Panther, knows something about. Motherless child and childless mother: In Britta Sjogren’s telling, their stories are folded together, delicately, so as not to crush the elements in the resultant mix. Sjogren is a Bay Area filmmaker to watchliterally. Her visual sense is keen, and the startling landscapes of shifting fog and vistas she captures reward seeing this film on the big screen.

—Judy Bloch

Additional Information

Sjogren’s films have screened and won awards at major international and U.S. festivals and including Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Rio FEMINA, Locarno International Film Festival and Creteil’s Festival of Films by Women.  A Guggenheim Fellow, her previous features include In This Short Life (2005), a neorealist docu-fiction, and Jo-Jo at the Gate of Lions, (1992) a contemporary Joan-of-Arc tale.  Her short, A Small Domain won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 1996 Sundance Festival, among other awards.