Farmer of the Year


The Main 1 Fri, Apr 13, 2018 7:00 PM
The Main 2 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 9:30 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Fri, Apr 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Minnesota Made Narrative Feature Award
Women & Film
Minnesota Made
Road Movie
Women Directors
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2018
Runtime:103 min
Website:Official Website
Director:Vince O'Connell
Kathy Swanson
Producer:Vince O'Connell
Kathy Swanson
Cinematographer:Rob Featherstone
Screenwriter:Kathy Swanson
Editor:Vince O'Connell
Composer:Will Van De Crommert
Principal Cast:Barry Corbin
Mackinlee Waddell


Writer, Director and Producer Attending

Tickets to Rochester screenings will be sold at the door.

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer that thinks he's still quite the ladies' man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Each with their own issues and agendas, they 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 so does their relationship and they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren't all that different.

Director Biography

Vince O'Connell, Kathy SwansonVince O'Connell, Kathy Swanson Vince O'Connell and Kathy Swanson will be making their directorial debuts with Farmer of the Year, a film they also co-produced together. Swanson has also written, directed and acted in several short films, including The Journey of Maggie Monroe (’15).



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