Special screening. Independent feature-film. Local filmmakers. Essex Cinemas.
Special screening of the award-winning comedy-drama by local filmmakers, 'Farmer of the Year', comes to Essex Junction.
Special Screening. Comedy/Drama Feature Film I Burlington Area Premiere Stars: Barry Corbin ('Northern Exposure', 'No Country For Old Men'), Mackinlee Waddell ('Good Christian Belles'), Terry Kiser ('Weekend At Bernies'). Produced & Directed by: Vermont filmmakers, Kathy Swanson and Vince O'Connell Written by: Kathy Swanson film synopsis: When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer that thinks he's still quite the ladies' man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Each with their own issues and agendas, they head west in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. As the journey progresses so does their relationship and they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren't all that different. A deceptively simple look, presented lightly and with humor, at aging, transitions, loss and family, the film doesn't hit the audience over the head with the message. Filled with typical, understated rural and small town humor and restraint, 'Farmer of the Year' captures the sense of real life, location and spirit of the rural America with a unique combination of homegrown and Hollywood. 'Farmer' of the Year has been selected to screen at film festivals across the country, winning 'Audience Choice Awards' at the Minneapolis St. Paul, Sedona and Woods Hole Int'l Film Festivals. Nominated 'Best Actor' for Barry Corbin at Woods Hole and 'Best Feature Film' and 'Best Actor' at the Soho Int'l Film Festival in New York City and Lady Filmmakers Festival in Los Angeles. The directors won the 'Emerging Directors Award' at the St. Louis Int'l Film festival. Local filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A following the 7PM, Dec 6 screening. 103 min
Date & Time
December 9, 2018
3:30PM - 5:30PM
413 230 6862
adult: 8.00; child: 6.75; senior: 6.75