Filmmaker Tony Stone gorgeously captures Peter Dunning’s picturesque Vermont farm, with Peter providing quirky, sarcastic commentary on his tasks and on the lofty ideals that led him to leave New York in the 1970s to live a hippie’s dream. But how did he get to this point – disillusioned, isolated, missing two fingers? Now that his wife and children have left him, Peter feels that he no longer lives for anything but the farm, and he wants out. Of everything. Stone doggedly – and hilariously – follows Peter through a winter of alcoholic wallowing, lyrically documenting his gradual, grudging acceptance of the finiteness of everything he loves.
Screens Saturday, September 10 at 5:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door.
Dir. Tony Stone; 2016, 92 min; USA, English; DCP.