The Real Dirt On Farmer John

  • 2005
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Documentary

Taggart Siegel's loving portrait of eccentric farmer John Peterson is an epic writ small that focuses on a life lived almost entirely on a Caledonia, Ill., farm yet encompasses six decades of changing American social mores and economic upheavals. When he was a child, Peterson says, he "thought the whole world was a farm." One of three children raised...read more

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01:58 — The Real Dirt on Farmer John is directed by Taggart Siegel, who made the film in a most unusual way shooting farmer John Peterson over 25-years of t (more…)

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Taggart Siegel's loving portrait of eccentric farmer John Peterson is an epic writ small that focuses on a life lived almost entirely on a Caledonia, Ill., farm yet encompasses six decades of changing American social mores and economic upheavals. When h… (more)

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