Playing through November 5.
- Platform: AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
- Ticket details: $12 ticket price // 30 days to start watching // two days to finish once started
- How to watch: Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone
Writers/directors/stars Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder joined us Thursday, October 22 at 1pm to discuss the pandemic-appropriate topic of making a feature film without a crew.
In the wake of her parents death, awkward telemarketer Martha Plant lives a lonely existence sucking at selling air conditioners, burying stolen treasure in the desert, and eating split pea soup. When she collides with bubbly and houseless Sadie Mayflower, Martha takes her in and offers her a position as her treasure burying assistant. But Martha quickly discovers her people-savvy friend has multiple personalities, some nicer than others.
THE PLANTERS is written by, directed by, and starring Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder.
"In what could be one template for making a movie during the pandemic, Kotcheff and Leder shot for 127 days entirely without an on-set crew. They remained in isolation other than trips to the supermarket, a bike shop and gas stations for long drives to the pic’s desert locations. The longtime friends handled their own cinematography, production design, costumes, and hair & makeup." – Deadline