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The First Season

Friday, May 04, 2012

Event starts at 8:00 p.m. 
Price at the door:  $7.00

The First Season

Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N. Clark Street chicago, IL 60640
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Friday, May 4 - 8pm

THE FIRST SEASON

Official Selection – Slamdance Film Festival

“Five years ago, Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh quit their jobs in the city, bought a neglected farm in upstate NY, relocated their children, and tried their luck as dairy farmers. Filmmaker Rudd Simmons (producer of Boardwalk Empire) documents their experiences in The First Season, a cinema vérité style doc that proves that modern farming is not for the faint of heart. The camera captures every seemingly mundane aspect of the Van Amburgh's journey: repairing milk pumps, nursing newborn calves, and avoiding creditors. In these details, Simmons expertly crafts a portrait of a family determined to make their new self-sustaining lifestyle a success.

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The First Season

Friday, May 4 - 8pm

THE FIRST SEASON

Official Selection – Slamdance Film Festival

“Five years ago, Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh quit their jobs in the city, bought a neglected farm in upstate NY, relocated their children, and tried their luck as dairy farmers. Filmmaker Rudd Simmons (producer of Boardwalk Empire) documents their experiences in The First Season, a cinema vérité style doc that proves that modern farming is not for the faint of heart. The camera captures every seemingly mundane aspect of the Van Amburgh's journey: repairing milk pumps, nursing newborn calves, and avoiding creditors. In these details, Simmons expertly crafts a portrait of a family determined to make their new self-sustaining lifestyle a success. Deliberately paced and beautifully scored, The First Season is a worthy addition to the direct cinema genre.” – Ryland Aldrich, Twitch Film (2012, 83 min.)




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