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– by Gig Patta

Commune life is different.

Folks in these communes will be self-sustaining, happy, but isolated from the outside world.

In director Alec Tibaldi’s feature film debut Spiral Farm, it is a powerful drama starring Piper De Palma, Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Jade Fusco (Youth in Revolt), Cosimo Fusco (Angels & Demons), Sara Anne (Public Disturbance), Teo Halm (Earth to Echo), and Landen Beattie (Jane the Virgin).

Here’s the synopsis:

Up a dirt road, nestled in the hills of Southern California lies Spiral Farm, a vibrant and colorful intentional community inspired by the communes of the late 60’s. Its eclectic inhabitants look out for each other, as they work side by side on this completely self sustaining permaculture farm. 17 year-old Anahita (Piper De Palma), has lived on Spiral Farm for as long as she can remember and dreams of one day leaving the safety of Spiral and pursuing a career as a dancer. However, whenever she makes these plans she is always deterred by the thought of leaving Ocean (Landen Beattie), her eight year old nephew who she cares for and shares a deep bond with. Stifled by her responsibilities to her family and the commune, Anahita has developed what her mother (Amanda Plummer) calls a “bashfulness” when it comes to sexuality. When her mother’s old flame, Maurizio (Cosimo Fusco) arrives for an unexpected visit, he brings along his teenage son, Theo (Teo Halm). Anahita is immediately drawn to him, confused by her newfound feelings. When Theo discovers her passion for dance he encourages her to journey into the city for an audition. Away from the confines of the communes, Anahita discovers that although she lacks the technical skills to be a professional dancer, she may still be able to leave Spiral by going to college in the city changing the course of her life.  But will Anahita, who has been so dedicated to others chose to live for herself?

Spiral Farm made its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival earlier last month in Park City, Utah. LRM caught up with cast and crew at the Slamdance Cinema Club presentation at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollwood earlier this month.

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Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.