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Real Dirt on Farmer John
       
  Release Date: 06/22/07

Starring: John Peterson

Director: Taggart Siegel

Rating: (NR)
 
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Genre
  Documentary
   
  Running Time
  83 min
   
  Distributor
  Cavu Pictures
   
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NEW YORK VIEW
A documentary exploring the life of John Peterson, a traditional farmer in the late sixties who was cast out by his community after turning his land into a haven for hippies and artists.

CINEMASOURCE SYNOPSIS
The life of John Peterson, a farmer, artist and progressive thinker, as seen through family home movies, photographs, film and video. In the late 1960s, John turned his traditional family farm into an experiment of art and agriculture, making it a haven for hippies, radicals and artists. In the late 1980s, his local community ostracizes him as a devil worshipper/drug dealer, and the farm debt crisis of the time brings about the tragic collapse of his farm. Defying all odds, John eventually farms again and creates a revolutionary extended village where people and art thrive alongside agriculture.