Crooked Earth with Film & Winemaker Sam Pillsbury

March 11, 2018
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New Zealander Sam Pillsbury, Director of the Independent Drama: CROOKED EARTH, joins FilmBar for a screening and wine tasting event on Sunday March 11.

Sam Pillsbury, will host a tasting of his award-winning Pillsbury wine at FilmBar, followed by a screening of CROOKED EARTH and Q&A hosted by FilmBar Film Programmer, Andrea Canales.

Sam Pillsbury has directed, produced, and written 31 series TV dramas, network TV movies, cable movies, and feature films. He currently produces 18 100% Cochise County Arizona wines under his Pillsbury Wine Company label at his 100-acre Willcox Bench Vineyard and Winery. A sample of his wines will be available for a tasting from 1pm.

Will Bastion (Temuera Morrison), returns from 20 years service in the New Zealand Army to Raukura, his hometown, to face the biggest challenge of his life. His father has died, leaving a sacred greenstone patu, the symbol of leadership, to him. He doesn't want it, believing it represents the violence he has turned his back on. His uncertainty is seized upon by the charismatic firebrand, Kahu, Will's younger brother and rebel leader of the tribe. Matters are further complicated by the arrival of Will's 17-year-old daughter, Ripeka, who is brimming with her own brand of rebellion. Openly flouting the government through their radical separatist views and dope-growing empire, Kahu and his cult have either seduced or intimidated everyone in the village. Will having seen real war cannot tolerate Kahus violence. The stage is set for a showdown, pitting brother against brother as the forces of tradition, government authority and tribe pride, all collides in an action-packed saga of loyalty, betrayal and love.

Date: March 11, 2018 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Location: FilmBar Phoenix | 815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

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