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Peter and the Farm

January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017

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Dec Jan 6, 7  Scroll down for times and locations

Individual Tickets: $5 ♦ Semester Passes $30 

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The true story of Peter Dunning, who is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as a narrative device. He is a tragedian on a stage it has taken him most of his life to build, and which now threatens to collapse from under him. Directed by Tony Stone – 91 min

 

It is the film’s cosmic dimension that makes it so special.With his snowy beard and imperious bearing, Peter Dunning, at his most eloquent, conveys the authority of a biblical prophet but without a religious platform. As he surveys the 187-acre farm he has tended for more than 35 years, he also suggests a latter-day Prospero ruefully aware that his powers are waning.  To borrow the title of a Tom Wolfe novel, Mr. Dunning is “a man in full,” by turns majestic and cantankerous, and unafraid to look into the void and to ask the deepest, most personal questions about the purpose of life. –The New York Times

 

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Fri, Jan 6
Aquarius  6:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Peter and the Farm 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts

Sat, Jan 7
International Children’s Film Festival
Program 1 Ages 3-7 – 2:15 & 4:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Program 2 Ages 8-80 – 3:30 & 6pm @ IU Fine Arts

Aquarius 6:45 @ IU Woodburn
Peter and the Farm 8:00 @ IU Fine Arts

Sun, Jan 8
International Children’s Film Festival
Program 1 Ages 3-7 – 2:15 & 4:45 @ the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Program 2 Ages 8-80 – 3:30 & 6pm @ the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Aquarius 7pm @ Bear’s Place

 

 

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Start:
January 6, 2017
End:
January 8, 2017