First show: February 08

“Fighting fire is just long hours of hard, boring work punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”

Filmed during two recent wildfire seasons, WILDLAND is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. This is the story of ordinary people with nothing left to lose — as they trudge through an unforgiving test of mind, body and spirit.

The filmmakers themselves went through firefighting training with those featured in the film, in Grants Pass, Oregon, a sleepy mountain town. Each member of this motley crew has come to this dangerous and unglamorous work for personal reasons — for some, it’s a need to test themselves, a desire for adventure and purpose; for others, it may be the job of last resort after time in prison or a lifetime of addiction. It is the ultimate demonstration that the most extraordinary will can be found in ordinary people.

Directed by Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson. Documentary. 90 minutes. USA. 2018.


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