Frederick Film Maker Announces Maryland Premiere of Documentary


Frederick Film Maker Announces Maryland Premiere of the Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary
Emmitsburg, MD – August 15, 2014   Documentary filmmaker and video producer, Conrad Weaver of Emmitsburg, MD announces that his film, the Great American Wheat Harvest will make it’s Maryland debut at the Holiday Cinemas in Frederick, on Thursday, August 28.  The evening will begin at 6:00PM with a meet and greet with Weaver, and the film showing at 7:15PM. There will also be a Q & A time after the film shows.
Weaver produced the documentary over the past four years that took him on a journey of more than 100,000 miles.  “The Great American Wheat Harvest is a compelling story that few people know about. It’s a story about agriculture, and about the process of harvesting that helps get our food from the field to the table,” Weaver explains.

The film tells the story of five harvesting families and crews who travel from Texas to the Canadian border each year harvesting wheat. “At first I thought it would be a film about big farm machinery and beautiful landscapes – and those things are there – but it’s really a story about people.” The harvesting families and farmers Weaver met over the past four years have become some of his best friends, and the film explains how they take incredible financial risks most people wouldn’t dream of taking, in order to make a living. The work they do enables the rest of us to have food on our tables.
The Great American Wheat Harvest had it’s national Premiere at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC on National Ag Day in March, and has since been screening in theaters and special events around the country. According to Weaver, thousands of people have already seen the film and the response is overwhelmingly positive. Weaver says he hopes people will have a better understanding of where their food comes from and what it takes to get a loaf of bread to the table.

In addition to the film, Weaver has recently published a coffee-table book containing beautiful photos of harvest scenes he and his crew shot while making the documentary. The photo book is available for purchase at the film web site: and will be available at the Frederick event.

Weaver is releasing a DVD and Blu-ray disc in October that will contain the feature film, as well as many extra features not seen in the film. For more information about the film, or to pre-order a DVD or Blu-ray, visit

Holiday Cinemas is located at 100 Baughmans Lane, Frederick, MD 21702.


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