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Hanna Ranch (2014)

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At once intimate and epic, HANNA RANCH tells the story of four generations of a cattle ranching family who suffer the tensions that threaten to destroy their land and their way of life in today's American West. Featured in Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation (2001) and dubbed the "eco-cowboy", charismatic Colorado rancher Kirk Hanna believed a balance could be maintained between the need for land conservation, traditional ranching and the demands of a growing urban population. His opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of Colorado. But when Hanna's dream of harmony and sustainability collided with the reality of family conflict and urban sprawl, he was ultimately overwhelmed. His legacy and the battles he fought live on in family and friends who lovingly recount his heroic story as they keep their commitment to the Hanna Ranch and the protection of the open range.(C) Official Site
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Dickman captures that tension between a person's hopes and the realities they face at a particular moment.

May 23, 2014
Denver Post
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It's a brisk, informative, and engrossing look at an unsung hero who helped forge the blueprint for a sustainable future.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
Village Voice
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Without passing judgment, Dickman illustrates how Hanna's way of life and personal convictions compelled his politics. He also allows Steve Hanna a fair shot at presenting his version of the events.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Like many tragic visionaries, Kirk Hanna lives on through his ideas long after his death.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
New York Times
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Hanna Ranch opens your eyes to the living spirit of the Old West, stripping away the myth to reach the underlying, unchanging reality of families raising cattle on land they own.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
Film Journal International

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