Love Land


Saturday, Nov. 14 at 3:30pm
Tivoli Theatre

Showcasing compelling performances from a developmentally disabled cast, Joshua Tate’s “Love Land” exposes the limitations of state-funded facilities, especially for those who long to live independent lives. Ivy, a 24-year-old tattoo-shop assistant, has been in trouble with the law more than once. But that’s not exactly her fault: Although she has certainly been cavorting with the wrong crowd, Ivy is also disabled because of a car wreck that left her permanently brain damaged. Ivy can complete most day-to-day tasks without assistance, but she behaves more like a teenager than an adult, creating challenges for her primary caretaker, older sister Dot. Dot’s live-in boyfriend is especially fed up with Ivy’s antics, and the couple decides to send her to a state-funded institution, Love Land Ranch, for a 60-day trial period. Surrounded by more severely disabled people, Ivy is desperate to regain her freedom, but residents such as amiable tour guide Roger are puzzled by her desire to leave the comforts of the institution behind.

U.S., 2014, 101 min.

Directed by

Joshua Tate

Film Category

American Indie Spotlight New Filmmakers Forum



With director Tate.

Sponsored by

Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation in honor of Alex Townsend