Weed & Wine

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Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Mind the Gap
Festival Encore
Running Time:89 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Rebecca Richman Cohen
Producer:Rebecca Richman Cohen
Cinematographer:Eric Phillips-Horst
Print Source:Racing Horse Productions
Note Writer:Diane de Monx


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view until 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 25, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the state of California.


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In this beautifully crafted documentary, the lives of two intergenerational families of farmers on two separate continents are interwoven with surprising parallels. On a cen­turies-old, bio­dy­nam­ic vine­yard in the South­ern Rhône of France, Hélène Thibon and her son carry on the long-standing tradition of wine-making. All the way over in Humboldt County, California, Kevin Jodrey runs a state-legal organic cannabis farm and hopes his somewhat reluctant son will eventually take over. As the families adapt their businesses to the changing times, they face a number of similar challenges and successes. Working with the earth and the changing environment can prove to be as unpredictable as melding one’s family with business. With gorgeous cinematography and an evocative score by Max Avery Lichtenstein, Weed & Wine captures the complexity and strength of familial bonds, as these two families, separated by a vast ocean, balance tradition and innovation while preparing the businesses to be passed onto the next generation. TV5Monde | CFI French Cinema Sponsor

Additional Information

Rebecca Richman Cohen is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and, since 2011, a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Her directorial debut, War Don Don (HBO), won the Special Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival and was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Salon called her second feature, Code of the West (America ReFramed), “one of the best movies about America’s drug war.” In 2016 she produced Untouchable, which won the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Rebecca was pro­filed in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces in Independent Film as an “up-and-comer poised to shape the next generation of independent film.”