Yellow Tree is excited to host a two screenings of the film FARMER OF THE YEAR

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
TICKETS: $10 General Admission

Watch trailer HERE!

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FARMER OF THE YEAR
Released by Buffalo Ridge Productions

Intro
"Farmer of the Year" stars Barry Corbin ("No Country for Old Men", "Northern Exposure,” "War Games"), and Terry Kiser ("Weekend at Bernie's) and Mackinlee Waddell ("GCB") and was filmed on location in Minnesota and South Dakota. It has often been compared to "The Straight Story" because of its tone and contextual humor. 

Synopsis
When widowed eighty-three year old Minnesota farmer Hap Anderson(Barry Corbin) sells the family farm he finds himself marginalized and adrift. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion with his unemployed granddaughter in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. From finding a place that will cash a Travelers Cheque to enjoying a cup of instant coffee they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that their issues are ageless.  

Themes
"Farmer of the Year" examines issues of aging, transitions and family and small town dynamics in a dramatic but typically low-key Midwestern humorous manner.  Our audiences especially appreciate how the film deals with aging as well as the locations, characters, cultural references and understated observational humor.

Press Quote:
"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 RottenTomatoes

Festivals

Audience awards:  
1.  First Runner Up Audience Choice Award at Sedona International Film Festival(sold out twice) 
2.  Winner Audience Choice Award Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Minnesota Made Film(sold out three times)
3.  First Runner Up Audience Choice Award at Woods Hole Film Festival(sold out)

Actor awards:
1.  Winner Best Actor Barry Corbin Woods Hole Film Festival
2.  Nominated Best Actor Barry Corbin SOHO International Film Festival
3.  Winner Best Actor Barry Corbin Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
4.  Nominated Best Supporting Actress Mackinlee Waddell Lady Filmmakers Festival

Film/Director awards:
1.  Nominated Best Feature Film SOHO International Film Festival
2.  Winner Emerging Director Award St. Louis International Film Festival(sold out)
3.  First Runner Up Best Narrative Feature Film Woods Hole Film Festival