Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow), Zach Braff (Garden State), Luke Kirby (The Greatest Game Ever Played), Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers), Martin Donovan (Tenet), Roberta Maxwell (Philadelphia)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Clark Johnson (S.W.A.T.), director; Garfield L. Miller (The Last New Year) and Hilary Pryor (film debut), writers, producers; Daniel Bekerman (The Witch), Ian Dimerman (Wait Till Helen Comes), Ethan Lazar (Shimmer Lake) and Brendon Sawatzky (Incident in a Ghostland), producers; Steven MacKinnon (film debut), composer; Luc Montpellier (The Right Kind of Wrong), cinematographer; Geoff Ashenhurst (Defendor), Maureen Grant (He Hated Pigeons) and Susan Maggi (Sweetness in the Belly), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1990s, elderly Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser (Walken) legally challenges a major company when it is discovered that their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have interfered with his crops. Soon, Percy becomes a folk hero when he learns that by taking on the major conglomerate, he is representing thousands of similarly disenfranchised farmers around the world…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Christopher Walken pulls up his bootstraps to play real-life Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser in a legal drama that highlights the age-long battle between hard-working farmers and corporations consumed by greed.