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"Farmer of the Year:" feature film by local filmmakers with Q&A at Pothole Pictures
Friday, March 08, 2019, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
 Contact Kathy Swanson

Farmer of the Year, a feature film by former Plainfield filmmakers Vince O'Connell and Kathy Swanson, starring Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure) and Terry Kiser (Weekend at Bernie's), is showing March 8 and 9 at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls as part of the Pothole Pictures series. Drama with embedded comedy. 1h 43min. Regular admission. Q&A with the filmmakers following screenings.

Synopsis: After selling the farm he's worked for over 60 years, an aging farmer finds himself useless and adrift. Struggling to maintain his youth, he road-trips across the country in a ’73 Winnebago with his equally directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter. Heading west, 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 at aging, transitions, loss and family.

Trailer on YouTube

Location Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls
Top image: Barry Corbin and Mackinlee Waddell star in Farmer of the Year,' showing at Memorial Hall March 8 and 9.
Bottom image: Former Plainfield filmmakers Kathy Swanson and Vince O'Connell with be on hand for Q&A following the screenings.