Coming to theatres and to VOD tomorrow, Friday, November 4: PETER AND THE FARM
Tony Stone’s portrait of an isolated farmer debuted at True/False at the beginning of the year. It went on to screen at New Directors/New Films, San Francisco, Melbourne, Camden, and Poland’s American fest, among other events.
Peter Dunning has worked his Mile Hill Farm for 35 years, and it has taken its toil. He came to Vermont as part of the back to the land movement, and for a time, Mile Hill was an idyllic place, drawing his friends and family together. Now 68 years old, Peter is alone, estranged from his grown children, his marriage having ended long ago, a victim of his depression and alcoholism. Somehow, he still maintains a wry humor, and a penchant for storytelling, preventing this artfully composed profile from feeling either exploitative or unrelentingly dark, leaving an indelible impression of the man and his work.