The Farm Boy is a WWII era story about a young man, Calvin Dillard, who drives a milk truck for his father. He meets a girl from a neighboring farm at a barn dance. They fall in love and eventually get married but, the day after their marriage, Calvin is sent to war in Europe. A farm boy who can fix anything in an emergency, Calvin’s mechanical skills serve as his salvation during what will become known as one of the most famous of WWII battles – the Battle of the Bulge. As his unit heads north, he is hit by enemy fire and left for dead. The Farm Boy is a story of both first love and a war driven adventure, filled with tensions and action, through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, 1944.
Filmed in black and white, using wide angle lenses and conventional camera techniques of that time period, The Farm Boy was shot mostly on director George Woodard’s farm in Waterbury Center, Vermont.
There will be a 10 minute intermission at the 90 minute mark.
Q&A with George Woodard to follow the screening, moderated by MNFF Producer Lloyd Komesar.
Directed by: George Woodard
Length: 150 minutes
MNFF Selects Series
Thursday, October 12
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury VT