Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, April 28:
New Orleans, Portland, Berlin, Maryland, Virginia, IFF Boston, Ashland, BAFICI, Thessaloniki Doc, Wild and Scenic, Woods Hole
An observational portrait of a small Oregon farm.
LaMarca takes a strictly verité approach in this beautifully made, evocative look at what turns out to be the final year of Boone’s Farm, located in rural Jacksonville OR. Immersing the viewer in this setting, the film offers little in the way of explaining the relationships between the three farmers who run Boone’s, focusing instead on the hard work they do, following the natural rhythms of the farm as they tend to their goats and other livestock, make cheese, and keep up with repairs and other chores. There’s an undercurrent of sadness that comes to fruition as it’s eventually revealed that Boone’s is being sold off, but this lends the project more of a poignancy than a depressing air.