The theatrical run of the documentary Farmland will come to a close this week after playing in more than 170 markets nationwide, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance said Monday.
The documentary profiles six farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom have assumed the responsibility of running their family businesses.
The film was met by many sold-out crowds and also completed four week-long runs in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Salt Lake City.
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The film was released in major markets across the country on May 1, 2014, and was in competition at the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival.
It first premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Announcements about non-theatrical events such as college and high school screenings and future viewing options for the documentary will be made soon, USFRA says.
"The phenomenal success of Farmland on the big screen shows that consumers want to know more about the people growing and raising their food," said Randy Krotz, chief executive officer at USFRA. "Further distribution plans are underway to bring Farmland to millions of Americans, introducing them to the next generation of modern agriculture."
"Most Americans today have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch," said USFRA board member Mike Geske. "The thing that most excites me about Farmland is that it's an opportunity for the non-ag audiences to learn how our food is grown and raised by people with a passion for this way of life."
Visit the Farmland film website for more information.