Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Peter and the Farm

2016, Tony Stone, USA, 91 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 20th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 20th 7:45pm
  • Sat, Jan 21st 5:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 22nd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 23rd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 24th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 25th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 26th 8:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“Entertaining, heartbreaking.” — Noel Murray, Indiewire

“By turns majestic and cantankerous…evokes the natural world with a grand poetic awareness of the primal connectedness of things.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

A view of a Vermont farm in the autumn sunset is the deceptively calm side to a real-life story that churns with the relentless energy of a hard-living, hard-drinking man and the woes of a modern-day Job trapped for life in the reality of his own Sixties dream of going back to the land. Meet Peter Dunning: ex-Marine, ex-hippie, ex-husband and ex-artist; a self-taught farmer and irascible raconteur who has poured his blood, sweat, and tears into the land, and, in the process, sacrificed the love of two wives and four children. Filmmaker Stone follows the changing seasons and the farm’s pitiless cycles of birth, death, and regeneration to make this remarkable figure of raging Shakespearean proportions the star of his own story. DCP digital. (BS)

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