A PAINTER WHO FARMS
Dirs. Barbarella Fokos and David Fokos | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2017 | 50 min.
Discussions to follow both screenings with directors Barbarella and David Fokos and film subject Allen Whiting
Though he is known more for his plein-air paintings of Island landscapes, Allen Whiting is a farmer who lives off the land, as his family has for twelve generations. Nowhere does he seem more at peace than when he is outside, farming or painting. A father of three, this humble, quiet, and funny man provides insight into the soul of his beloved Martha’s Vineyard. His creative expressions of the beauty that surrounds him instruct, and reflect a deep sense of stewardship. His wife Lynn, children, and friends complete this homage to an undersung Island character.
**ADDED SCREENING** Thursday, March 15, 5:30 p.m. - Entertainment Cinemas in Edgartown
Sunday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. - Chilmark Community Center
Sponsored by Barnes Moving and Storage