Land Ho!

An adventure-comedy road trip through Iceland

2014 | Running Time: 95 minutes | Rating: R

Back when they were brothers-in-law, married to two sisters, Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson) and Colin (Paul Eenhoorn) were close friends, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin’s wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can’t quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin to leave trendy Reykjavík and join him on a trip to the rugged Iceland outback. For both men, aging, loneliness, and disenchantment are silent adversaries to be countered with gumption. Chronicling the friend’s escapades from upscale nightclubs to the hinterlands’ haunting primordial landscapes, their journey is a testament to the fact that joie de vivre can replenish us at any age. LAND HO! premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Director/Writer: Martha Stephens; Director/Producer/Writer: Aaron Katz; Starring: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson; Producers: Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, Christina Jennings

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Best of Next! (Nomination)
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015: John Cassavetes Award
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2015: Movies for Grownups Awards
Locarno International Film Festival 2014: Variety Piazza Grande Award (nomination)
North Carolina Film Critics Association 2015: Tar Heel Award (nomination)

“Land Ho!” strikes a near-perfect balance between indie scrappiness and mainstream polish.”