After selling the family farm widowed 82 year old Minnesota farmer Hap Anderson is at loose ends. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies he sets off for his 65th WWII reunion in California in a ’73 Winnebago with his unemployed and entitled granddaughter.
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, as the journey progresses so does their relationship and they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that their issues are ageless and that family really matters.
With typical understated Midwestern humor and restraint, ‘Farmer of the Year’ delicately blends the comedy and drama of life.
“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
Barry Corbin, Terry Kiser, Mackinlee Waddell
“Farmer of the Year” has won audience awards at Sedona, Minneapolis St. Paul and Wood Hole Film Festivals, best actor(Barry Corbin) at Soho and Woods Hole Film Festivals and Best New American Directors at the St. Louis International Film Festival.
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