Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry


The Main 2 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 7:15 PM
The Main 2 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9:30 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Women and Film
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2016
Runtime:80 min
Festivals & Awards:William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Grand Jury Prize: Best Documentary Feature - Nashville Film Festival
Special Jury Award: Documentary Feature - SXSW Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Two Birds Films
Director:Laura Dunn
Jef Sewell
Producer:Laura Dunn
Jef Sewell
Cinematographer:Lee Daniel
Editor:Laura Dunn
Composer:Kerry Muzzy
Principal Cast:Wendell Berry
Tanya Berry
Mary Berry
Steve Smith
Filmography:The Unforeseen ('07)


In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, Kentucky where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Henry County itself emerges as a character in the film, a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.

Directors’ Biographies

Laura Dunn: Laura Dunn is the director of The Unforseen, executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, and Look & See ('16). Her honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Student Academy Award, Yale’s Trumbull Fine Arts Prize, International Documentary Association Pare Lorenz Grant and an Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award.

Jef Sewell: Jef Sewell acted as producer on Laura's first feature documentary, The Unforseen. Jef is also Founder/CEO of Austin-based Amplifier, a vertically-integrated merchandising logistics firm that serves well-known Internet brands. Look & See is his directorial debut.

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