The distribution is set for what James Redford called “Shakespeare on the High Plains.” Listen Productions’ dramatic documentary “Hanna Ranch,” produced by Karl Kister and best-selling author Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”), will have a limited theatrical release on May 16th followed by a digital release via Gravitas Ventures on May 23rd, 2014.
Known for his hope for the future of ranch life and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” Kirk Hanna believed there could exist a balance between the obvious need for land conservation, the demands of a growing urban population, and the traditional ranching way of life. When his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land, Hanna began to lose hope. Telling the true story of a public figure and a family man, “Hanna Ranch” examines the tragic collision of the once wild West with today’s urban sprawl, in the shadow of a family quarrel.
Directed by award-winning producer and director Mitch Dickman of Listen Productions, the film had its premiere at the 36th Starz Denver Film Festival in November 2013.