16289Percy
Official Selection

PERCY

Year 2020
Runtime 120 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Full Festival

Based on true events from a 1998 lawsuit, PERCY follows small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken), who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crops.

As he speaks out against the company’s business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against what they see as corporate greed.

Winner of the CTV Audience Award, Canadian Narrative Feature

Countries

Canada
Director
Clark Johnson
Producer
Daniel Bekerman, Ian Dimerman, Ethan Lazar, Garfield Lindsay Miller, Hilary Pryor, Brendon Sawatzky
Screenwriter
Garfield Lindsay Miller, Hilary Pryor
Cast
Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, Zach Braff, Luke Kirby, Adam Beach