A documentary which follows Peter Dunning, the 68-year-old owner of the Mile Hill Farm in Vermont, as he goes about his daily tasks and reflects on his life and the loneliness he feels.
Tony Stone
Peter Dunning
NR 1 hour, 31 minutes

4.07.174.13.17

PETER AND THE FARM

by Tony Stone

A documentary which follows Peter Dunning, the 68-year-old owner of the Mile Hill Farm in Vermont, as he goes about his daily tasks and reflects on his life and the loneliness he feels.

Synopsis

Peter Dunning is a rugged individualist in the extreme, a hard-drinking loner and former artist who has burned bridges with his wives and children and whose only company, even on harsh winter nights, are the sheep, cows, and pigs he tends on his Vermont farm. Peter is also one of the most complicated, sympathetic documentary subjects to come along in some time, a product of the 1960s counterculture whose poetic idealism has since soured. For all his candor, he slips into drunken self-destructive habits, cursing the splendors of a pastoral landscape that he has spent decades nurturing. Imbued with an aching tenderness, Tony Stone’s documentary is both haunting and heartbreaking, a mosaic of its singular subject’s transitory memories and reflections—however funny, tragic, or angry they may be.


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With

Peter Dunning

Director

Tony Stone

Run time

1 hour, 31 minutes

Released

November 4, 2016

Distributed by

Magnolia Pictures

Country

USA

Showing

Apr 7 through Apr 13

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Reviews

Scott Tobias Variety
Stephen Holden The New York Times
Michael O‚ÄôSullivan Washington Post

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