LWC presents an early showing of the film ‘Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry,’ Tues., Feb. 28
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 [11:18 AM]
Area residents will have the opportunity to view an
early showing of the film Look & See: A Portrait of
Wendell Berry at Lindsey Wilson College.
On Tuesday February 28th the college will host a
showing of the film, Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell
Berry, The film will be shown in the Hodge Auditorium
at 3:30 p.m. CT and is free and open to the community.
Look & See is a cinematic portrait of the
changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era
of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind's eye of
Kentucky farmer, essayist, poet, and short story writer, Wendell
Berry. The film revolves around the divergent stories of several
residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices
that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and
Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, Look
& See blends observational scenes of farming life,
interviews with farmers and community members with evocative,
carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Thus, in
the spirit of Berry's agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will
emerge as a character in the film - a place and a landscape that is
deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.
The film will run about 82 minutes.
Wendell Berry is an American farmer, essayist, poet, short
story writer, and perhaps one of the best known living Kentucky
writers of today. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of
Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and
the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The
American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the 2013
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. On January
28, 2015, he became the first living writer to be inducted into the
Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.
This is an early showing of Look & See. The producers
are delaying the official opening until a later in spring. The
executive producers are Robert Redford and Terrance Mallick, both
well-known film directors. Laura Dunn is the director. For
more information on the film, visithttp://lookandseefilm.com/.
Following the film, LWC alumni Ford Waterstrat and Amanda Baker
will be in the Rotary Board Room in Cranmer Dining Center where
they will talk more about their journey into organic farming. The
public is invited to join in and the film, Look &
See, will be shown a second time at 6:15 p.m. CT in the
Rotary Board Room.
Information on Waterstrat, Baker and their farm is at: http://www.sustainableharvestfarm.com/