Breaking Habits

Certificate 15


(2018) 87 mins

Director: Robert Ryan
Writer: Robert Ryan
Cinematography: Mikul Eriksson
Music: Jake Walker



Cheated by her stealing, polygamist husband of 17 years, once high-flying corporate exec Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her three young children as her American dream began to unravel. Determined to make a living for her family, she discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming and met her calling as founder of medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Shedding her former life, Christine became Sister Kate; on a mission to provide her products to those in need. Fighting off the county sheriff, and protecting her crop from deadly black market thieves, Breaking Habits is a story of rebellion, hope and revival.

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Showings of this film are part of our Cinematheque season which is supported by the British Film Institute.


The film is an interesting one, and even though it’s about an often “controversial” topic, the film feels safe. While it obviously focuses on one clear side of the argument, the film never really pushes you one way or the other; however you feel about legalising marijuana when you walk into the film, you’ll come out feeling the same way.”

Ryan jauntily recounts Kate’s wild ride via candid interviews with his gutsy protagonist, Kate’s adult son, her disruptive brother, several of her “Sisters” (they take vows, but not to the church) and other co-workers, plus such naysayers as an old-school sheriff and a fiery preacher. It’s a stirring, unusually inspiring tale.”  Los Angeles Times

Fri 10 May Llanfyllin




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