Boone ★★★★½

SXSW 2016 — a beautiful and powerful documentary about a small local farm in rural Oregon. Focused on the three farmers who live on the land and work non-stop everyday to keep their business afloat, the film creates a truly intimate portrayal of a process that so many of us are totally removed from. While I know intellectually what happens on a farm, it was deeply affecting to see these three tireless individuals laboring day in and day out to provide food we all too often take for granted. The film was crafted by journalistic photographer Christopher LaMarca, who actually spent two years living and working alongside the farmers. The story he captures over this extended period of time is emotional, visceral, and poignant.