Date(s) - April 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
‘Farmer of the Year’ is an award-winning feature film, created by Ohio University School of Film alums, starring Barry Corbin (‘Northern Exposure’) and Terry Kiser (‘Weekend at Bernies’). Drama with embedded comedy. A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.
Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int’l Film Festival. Audience awards: Woods Hole, Sedona and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festivals.
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.
Q&A to follow each showing
Tuesday April 16 – 7 PM w/ Q&A
Wednesday April 17 – 5 PM w/ Q&A
Thursday April 18 – 7 PM w/ Q&A
Watch the trailer: https://player.vimeo.com/video/323851600
The Athena Cinema