VIFF 2016: Green / is / Gold


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      This no-budget indie flick has its moments, but a small stash of material is stretched thin by writer-director Ryon Baxter, who also stars as a pot-growing 20-something suddenly saddled with his much younger brother when their dad goes to jail.

      Baxter sometimes recalls a young Dennis Quaid, but there’s nothing terribly compelling about his character’s situation or commentary, and the movie gets by on low-key mood, with the seeds and stems better than the actual bud.