LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY

Dirs. Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2017 | 82 min.

Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Laura Dunn

SUNDAY, March 19, 12:00 PM - Chilmark School

Special Jury Award Winner for Documentary Feature at SXSW

As seen through the mind’s eye of farmer, writer, and teacher Wendell Berry, this is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture. Writing from the vantage point of a long wooden desk in his farmhouse in Kentucky’s Henry County, Berry eloquently extols the benefits of a life deeply connected to the land, and highlights the decline of modern U.S. agrarian culture, as well as the societal permutations of the 1960s through today. This visually stunning ode explores the graceful intersection between art, life, and the natural world.

 

Co-presented by the Noepe Center for Literary Arts