Peter and the Farm

Peter and the Farm

Directed by Tony Stone • 2016 • United States
Starring Peter Dunning

Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 idyllic acres in Vermont. The land’s thirty-eight harvests have seen three wives and four children come and go, leaving Peter alone with his animals and his 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 alcoholism and 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 under him. At once a postcard from paradise and a cautionary tale for our times, PETER AND THE FARM sifts through the potential energy of a human life, that which is used and that which is squandered.

Peter and the Farm
  • Peter and the Farm

    Directed by Tony Stone • 2016 • United States
    Starring Peter Dunning

    Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 idyllic acres in Vermont. The land’s thirty-eight harvests have seen three wives and four children come and go, leaving Peter alone with his animals and...