Purchase our Farmer of the Year DVD with the Library License
This license is required for libraries and allows library lending. Does not include PPR (Public Performance Rights) which means the DVD is for individual lending only and does not include public screenings. If you wish to screen the film publicly you must purchase the Public Screening License. (your library license fee will be applied toward the Public Screening License purchase).
After selling the farm he’s worked for 60 years, an aging farmer, Hap Anderson, (Barry Corbin) finds himself useless and adrift. Struggling to maintain his youth and driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame to impress his old army buddies, he sets out in a ’73 Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his aimless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter Ashley (Mackinlee Waddell). 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.
Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int’l Film Festival and Minneapolis International Film Festival
Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure)
Mackinlee Waddell (GCB)
Terry Kiser (Weekend at Bernies)
Director of Photography:
Will van de Crommert
Full cast and crew:
“Swanson’s screenplay avoids sentimentality, achieving instead the kind of gentle, humanistic comedy we rarely see these days in movie theaters” – Margot Harrison in SevenDaysVT and Rotten Tomatoes
“…it’s just so gosh-darn charming, as if “Minnesota nice” were bottled and poured into a projector.” – Sean Means – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist – Salt Lake Tribune
Order before December 16 for Christmas delivery.