Located in the Northeast Kingdom just 45 minutes from the Canadian border, St. Johnsbury combines an energetic business district with a rich cultural life, year-round recreational opportunities, and beautiful historical buildings. Saint Johnsbury, is the largest town in northeastern Vermont, conveniently located at the intersection of I-93 & I-91, and has been named by as the #1 Small Town for Adventure by National Geographic.
Region 3: Northeast Kingdom | Danville (2.5 miles W) | Barnet (2.9 miles SW) | Waterford (2.3 miles SE) | Concord (2.9 miles E) | Kirby (2.8 miles NE) | Lyndonville (2.8 miles N) | Lyndon (2.8 miles N)
Comedy/Drama Feature Film I Vermont Premiere Stars: Barry Corbin ('Northern Exposure', 'No Country For Old Men'), Mackinlee Waddell ('Good Christian Belles'), Terry Kiser ('Weekend At Bernies'). Produced & Directed by: Vermont filmmakers, Kathy Swanson and Vince O'Connell Written by: Kathy Swanson film synopsis: When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer that thinks he's still quite the ladies' man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven 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 in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Each with their own issues and agendas, they head west in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, 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. A deceptively simple look, presented lightly and with humor, at aging, transitions, loss and family, the film doesn't hit the audience over the head with the message. Filled with typical, understated rural and small town humor and restraint, 'Farmer of the Year' captures the sense of real life, location and spirit of the rural America with a unique combination of homegrown and Hollywood. 'Farmer' of the Year has been selected to screen at film festivals across the country, winning 'Audience Choice Awards' at the Minneapolis St. Paul, Sedona and Woods Hole International Film Festivals. It was nominated for 'Best Actor' for Barry Corbin at Woods Hole and Best Feature Film and Best Actor at the Soho International Film Festival in New York City and Lady Filmmakers Festival in Los Angeles. Filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A following the 5:30 PM screening, Friday, November 16. 103 min