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Official Trailer for Vermont Farmer Documentary 'Peter and the Farm'

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September 7, 2016
Source: Apple

Peter and the Farm Trailer

"Do you want to save the world, or go down?" Magnolia Pictures has released a trailer for a documentary titled Peter and the Farm, about an aging Vermont farmer named Peter Dunning. Filmmaker Tony Stone decided to profile Peter because he has quite a legacy - he's been working on his 187 acre farm for 40 years, has had 3 wives, has 4 children, and yet now works alone on his farm with all of his animals. As much as it may seem a doc about a farmer is boring, this is anything but - it's a deeply introspective examination of a person who has lived quite an incredible life. The description says "Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide", which is quite sad but also a brutally honest look at the balance of life. This looks exceptional, actually, with fantastic cinematography to top it off. Worth watching.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Tony Stone's doc Peter and the Farm, in high def from Apple:

Peter and the Farm

Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land's 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as a narrative device. He is a tragedian on a stage it has taken him most of his life to build, and which now threatens to collapse from under him. Peter and the Farm is directed by cinematographer/filmmaker Tony Stone. The doc premiered at the True/False Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures will release Peter and the Farm in theaters + on VOD starting November 4th.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Oh yeah this looks quite sad. // On another note, they should be making docos on all the masters that will be gone by the next generation in Japan and China.
  • Bo
    Like what you wrote about this film, Alex. Unfortunately, I can't seem to bring up the video/trailer; have tried half a dozen times. I can bring up all the ones below, but not this one. Bummer! Anyway, being older, I can relate to this guy and what he says. Will try to catch this if it ever comes my way. Thanks for revealing it.
    • Huh? The YouTube embed works fine. Try watching it on Apple: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/peter-and-the-farm/
      • Bo
        Thank you very much for the reply and the link, Alex. It worked. I love this guy and would love to know him. I hope he finds a way out of his alcohol problems. I've been sober for 31 yrs. and work a lot with younger guys who come in and try to get, and stay, sober. He would be an amazing guy to help others if he ever got a grip on the demon(s) himself. Just a wonderful trailer and you're correct...The photography is beautiful. I wonderful if I'll ever get access to this film. An old, farmer/philosopher who people would benefit from listening to his perspectives on life, etc. Thanks again for the link and revealing this film to me, Alex. Cheers.
  • The suicide rate with farmers is quite high, must be an incredibly stressful job.
  • RAW_D
    This looks pretty intense and artfully crafted. Gonna check it out for sure!
  • shiboleth
    I pretty much can relate to this which doesn't mean I could spend my life like this. From time to time, work and life like this can be very recuperative. Good and interesting, anyway ...

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