Farmer of the Year


Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:40pm
Tivoli Theatre

When Hap Anderson (Barry Corbin, “Northern Exposure”), a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old Army buddies — Hap still still fancies himself quite the ladies’ man — he sets out to attend his 65th World War II reunion in California with his unemployed and unreasonably self-confident and entitled granddaughter as traveling companion. Each with their own issues and conflicting agendas, Hap and Ashley (Mackinlee Waddell) head west in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. As the journey progresses, the pair begins to understand each other, discovering that some issues are ageless and that family really matters. With understated Midwestern humor and restraint, “Farmer of the Year” delicately blends the comedy and drama of life.

104 min.

Directed by

Vince O'Connell & Kathy Swanson



Film Category

American Indie Spotlight New Filmmakers Forum Women in Film Spotlight


Family Issues


With co-directors O'Connell and Swanson.