“Wildland” Firefighters Doc Available on April 30 from FilmRise

FilmRise has announced the upcoming release of Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson’s immersive and cinematic feature-length documentary Wildland (DVD: $19.95, Blu-ray: $24.95), slated for April 30. Telling the story of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, love, and defeat all over the course of a single fire season, what emerges is a story of a small group of working-class men, their exterior world, their interior lives, and the fire that lies between. Late in the film, the crew is dispatched to the largest fire in the country. It’s here that they’ll make a stand and engage in a hectic final battle that they will carry with them forever. An abbreviated version was aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series.