Free Ride

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USA | 2013 | 84 minutes | Shana Betz

January 24 - 25, 2014

Set in the 1970s, Free Ride stars Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin (The Piano, HBO's "True Blood") as a single mother who moves to Florida with her daughters in search of a better life, but gets pulled into the high-stakes drug-trade business. 

Film: $11 | $6 SIFF Members
Festival Pass: $60 | $40 SIFF Members (includes Opening Night party)

This accomplished, gritty directorial debut, based on writer/director Shana Betz's life story, delivers as both a provocative crime thriller and a powerfully rendered family portrait.

  • Director: Shana Betz
  • Principal Cast: Anna Paquin, Cam Gigandet, Liana Liberato, Drea De Matteo
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 84 minutes
  • Producer: Susan Dynne, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Anna Paquin, Chad Simpson
  • Screenplay: Shana Betz
  • Cinematographers: Quyen Tran
  • Editors: Danny Daneau
  • Music: Jeff Russo
  • US Distributor: Phase 4 Films