The premiere of IFC films movie The Land was mind blowing! The Land did a good job depicting the impoverished, blue collar personality that Cleveland, OH has always possessed. It's grittiness makes the movie relatable to a young Clevelander like myself because it's what I've come to see on the day to day basis.
Teens having to make split second decisions that can possibly ruin their lives. Yet, they’re inclined to take the risks because it gives them the opportunity to escape the circumstances in which they live. For some it can even be described as a LIVING HELL. With the help of Executive Producer Nasir 'Nas' Jones, Director Steven Caple Jr. was able to utilize prominent figures from Cleveland to deliver a film that represents Cleveland thru n thru.
You catch Machine Gun Kelly and Ezzy, both Cleveland natives and rappers, alongside The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, and Nas.