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American Farm
American Farm
Actors: Langdon ", Lanny", Ames
Director: James Spione
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 25min

Studio: Repnet Llc Release Date: 02/26/2008 Run time: 85 minutes


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Actors: Langdon ", Lanny", Ames
Director: James Spione
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Studio: Passion River
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/19/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Just saying | Morrow OH | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film takes you back to a time--no, make that a vanishing moment in our very own time. I challenge you to swap one day of your rushed, grasping existence for one day on this dairy farm, where the land, animals, and a family have mutual supported each other for eleven decades in Upstate New York. And if you spend that day, you might just choose it for life. It would depend on the day you arrived. It might be a day all gold and green in May, or a day all gold and brown in October. Arrive in August, the crops are gold, and you must gather every bit of that gold into the barn. Arrive in February, and your life depends on whatever gold is left in the haymow.

Robert Frost told us that "nothing gold can stay." And sadly, that is true of the family farms of America. This video captures a family in the aching process of letting go. The film captures the convergence of the end of a way of life--happening to hundreds of thousands of families--and the dynamics of one particular family. You will be astonished by the honesty. You'll be enchanted by the vistas of Upstate New York, where some of the country's least known natural beauty lies. The music will linger on your mind. American Farm is a treasure.
An understated documentary gem
Reviewmanator | New York | 04/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the best, and least known, documentaries of the last few years, a personal and poignant exploration of an American farm family's struggle to hold onto their legacy. The director is cousin to many of the people he interviewed, and he manages to elicit some strikingly honest and at times profoundly moving testimony from his extended clan. Spanning a hundred years of rural history, "American Farm" explores the increasing difficulty of holding onto tradition in the modern world. A haunting and heartfelt elegy for a way of life that is rapidly vanishing in this country. Not to be missed."
Real life dairy farm not Hollywood pretty.
cattlefarmer | Virginia | 02/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very interesting real life documentary on a dairy farm. Dairy farmers are some of the hardest working people on earth. We enjoyed this very much and will watch it over many times. Well worth the money."