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Love Land

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 101 minutes

Love Land
Love Land
Love Land

Ivy, a 24-year-old tattoo shop assistant, has been in trouble with the law more than once. But that’s not exactly her fault. Although she has been cavorting with the wrong crowd, Ivy is also disabled. A car wreck several years ago left her permanently brain damaged. While she can complete most day-to-day tasks without assistance, she behaves more like a teenager than an adult, and she has little hope of progressing. Ivy’s primary caretaker is her older sister Dot. But Dot’s live-in boyfriend Carl is fed up with Ivy’s antics, and the couple decides to send Ivy to a state-funded institution, called Love Land Ranch, for a 60-day trial period. Surrounded by more severely disabled people, Ivy is desperate to regain her freedom. Still, many residents, like amiable tour guide Roger, can’t see why she’d want to refuse the comforts of the institution. Showcasing compelling performances from a developmentally disabled breakthrough cast, Joshua Tate’s LOVE LAND exposes the limitations of state-funded facilities, especially for those who long to live normal, independent lives. – E.B.

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Joshua Tate

Born in California and raised in Texas, Joshua Tate earned a B.S. in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. in Film and TV Production from the University of Southern California. A devoted advocate of disability rights, Tate has directed three films on the subject. LOVE LAND received the Audience Award for Narrative Feature and the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast at the New Orleans Film Festival.

LOVE LAND (2014)

Maritte Go, Andrew C. Richey, Joshua Tate

Paul Gleason, Joshua Tate

Damian Horan

Andrew Nackman, Andrew C. Richey, Joshua Tate

Principal Cast
Monica Gaseor, Michael Iovine, Skyy Moore, Angelica Briones, Memphis DiAngelis, Maddy Davidson, Johnny Walter, April Hartman

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