Beatty and Guinee on "Sweet Land"by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
The new movie "Sweet Land," tells the story of immigrant farmers struggling for survival in southwestern Minnesota just after World War One. The film, made by St. Paul film director Ali Selim, follows what happens when a Norwegian farmer called Olaf sends for a bride from the old country. She causes outrage among Olaf's neighbors when it turns out she is German.
St. Paul, Minn. — The film goes on limited release this weekend after drawing large audiences at a series of film festivals. Two of the film's stars, Ned Beatty and Tim Guinee who plays Olaf, came into the MPR studios to talk about the launch. Beatty told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr there is a simple reason for the film's success.
- All Things Considered, 10/13/2006, 4:50 p.m.