Hybrid

Hybrid

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HYBRID is a documentary about Milford Beeghly, a radical farmer in the 1930’s who pioneered the process of genetically enhanced crops – considered a madman, this documentary is an astonishing portrait of one man’s obsessive vision with plants.

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HYBRID is a documentary about Milford Beeghly, a radical farmer in the 1930’s who pioneered the process of genetically enhanced crops – considered a madman, this documentary is an astonishing portrait of one man’s obsessive vision with plants. The film balances the science of farming with the sad neglect of Milford’s family. The director uses actual 16 mm footage from the 1930’s, animated sequences and interview footage with Milford himself (who is larger than life) from his final years.


TECH SPECS

Runtime: 92 min.
Format: 1:66 Flat (16 MM)
Sound: Ultra Stereo
Rating: PG 13
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Language: English
Country: USA
Website: http://www.latentfilms.com


CAST & CREW

Directed by: Monteith McCollum
Starring: Milford Beeghly, Alice Beeghly, Weyland Beeghly


AWARDS, FESTIVALS, PUBLICITY

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNERSomeone to Watch Award
• Grand Jury Prize of Best FeatureSlamdance Film Festival
• Grand Jury Prize of Best FeatureSouth by Southwest Film Festival
• Grand Jury Prize of Best FeatureSan Francisco Film Festival
• Grand Jury Prize of Best FeatureBermuda Film Festival
• Best DocumentaryNashville Film Festival
• Best DocumentaryAtlanta Film Festival
• Best DocumentaryNewport Film Festival
• Official Selection — Ann Arbor Film Festival,
• Official Selection — Great Plaines Film Festival 
• Museum Of Modern Art nominee
• Fipresci Critics Award — International Documentary Film Festival

Run do not walk to a movie about corn. Yep that’s right. Playful, disturbing, dazzling and overwhelming…
• Dallas Observer

…poetic imagery, a moving experience…
• LA Weekly

A sensual and bewitching presence…
• Elvis Mitchell, NY Times

Staggeringly original. A rare kind of filmmaking…
• Indiewire

Wild. Take to the skies on the wings of a crop duster, go beneath the earth to witness a seed germinating, amazing. It’s David Lynch goes to Iowa!
• Minneapolis Star-Tribune