Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

I saw the movie, "The Real Dirt on Farmer John." It's mainly about Farmer John Peterson, who has a farm (now) called Angelic Organics in northern Illinois. It's also about growing up with farming in your blood, and about farming in general, but there's a lot more to this documentary. This guy is an artist. Really. He runs his farm like it's a work of art. There were also times when he created some art to survive, when there were artists living on his farm, when the community didn't understand him and assumed the worst about him, and there are clips of performance art, scattered in this treasure of a documentary. Totally enjoyable on many levels.