Currently screening in a very limited release, touring the country (it opened last week Friday, June 27, at the Arena Theater in Hollywood) is the “contemporary western” starring LisaGay Hamilton and Lily Rabe, from Dire Wolf Productions, written and directed )by Britta Sjogv
Titled “Redemption Trail,” the film follows 2 strong, yet deeply troubled women, who have experienced either political or personal trauma, and who are both fleeing pasts that haunt them. One is the daughter of a murdered Black Panther revolutionary – Tess, played by LisaGay Hamilton – who lives off the grid on a Sonoma vineyard, fiercely detached from the rest of world. Her hermetic life cracks when she gives reluctant shelter to a desperate young woman, Anna (played by Lily Rabe) who has attempted suicide in a nearby forest. An unlikely alliance forms between the two, where other close relationships have failed, as their differences open them up to new visions of themselves.
Jake Weber and Hamish Linklater co-star as Tess’ employer and Anna’s husband.
To find out more and follow the film’s screening tour, visit its website here.
Meanwhile, our colleagues at Women and Hollywood spoke to the director of the film, Britta Sjogren, about the making of the film, which you can read here.