STORYTELLING AT 6:30 PM
SCREENING AT 7:00 PM
Stay afterward for a Q&A with the filmmakers!
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Filmed over a decade and set in the American West, DRYLAND traces a young man’s quest for victory in a rambunctious contest, while battling to preserve a threatened way of life. This cinematic meditation on the fate of rural America reveals a paradoxical struggle between technological advancement and the dwindling family farm. Josh Knodel and best friend Matt Miller strive to win the Lind Combine Demolition Derby, save their town, and preserve the legacy of their families’ Eastern Washington wheat farms. Bittersweet yet exuberant, DRYLAND champions hope, in a celebration of hard work and harder play, fueled by ingenuity, heart, and axle grease.