Freedom's Path


Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Sat, Aug 20, 2022 6:30 PM
California Theatre, San Jose Tue, Aug 23, 2022 2:00 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #4 Sun, Aug 28, 2022 11:30 AM
Pruneyard Cinemas #2 Wed, Aug 31, 2022 2:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):125
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Gerran Howell
RJ Cyler
Ewen Bremner
Carol Sutton
Afemo Omilami
Harrison Gilbertson
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Mia Tucker
Director:Brett Smith
Executive Producer:Dexter Braff
Jory Weitz
BK Fulton
Skip Williamson
Kerri Elder
Blake Elder
Producer(s):AJ Winslow
Jim Pidgeon
Neko Sparks
Steve Swadling
Brett Smith
Screenwriter:Brett Smith
Cinematography:Chris Koser
Music By:Ryan Taubert
Editor:Tomas Vengris


"GLORY" meets "DANCES WITH WOLVES."  When a soldier deserts from battle, he soon discovers the true cost of war through a young heroic black man, who teaches him the real meaning of Freedom.

When a Union soldier flees from battle, rescue comes unexpectedly from Kitch (RJ Cyler, "Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl", "The Harder They Fall"), a free black man and his band of friends. Risking everything, Kitch takes William (Gerran Howell, "Young Dracula") deep into the woods to the safety of his adopted home. It is here that William discovers Kitch is a part of secret community of freed slaves, who run a portion of the Underground Railroad. However, when a ruthless and desperate slave catcher (Ewen Bremner, "Trainspotting") discovers the underground network, he conspires to bring it burning down to the ground.

WORLD PREMIERE. Join the illustrious cast and filmmaking team for a special experience during the first Cinequest screening. Enjoy the electricity of being one of the first people to enjoy this fantastic artistic achievement and take your film experience to another level via the post screening Q&A session. Make sure to share your experience with others via social and the in-person Cinequest social experiences at our Beer/Wine Garden and Patrons & Artists Lounge. Cinequest is much more than a's experiencing great films, artists, and community.