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Peter and the Farm

01/17/17 - 01/22/17
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Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, Me 04011
United States

FILM:Peter and the Farm

Tues Jan 17 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Jan 18 | 2pm
Thurs Jan 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Jan 20 | 2pm
Sat Jan 21 | 2pm
Sun Jan 22 | 3pm, 7pm
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Directed by Tony Stone
91 minutes | Documentary

Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 idyllic 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. At once a postcard from paradise and a cautionary tale for our times, PETER AND THE FARM sifts through the potential energy of a human life, that which is used and that which is squandered.

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