Moore County Man The Subject of Documentary Film, “Farmer/Veteran”

Alex Sutton enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17, looking to continue his family's legacy of service in the armed forces. Sutton served for over 13 years, including three combat deployments to Iraq. Source: www.farmerveteran.com.
Alex Sutton enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17, looking to continue his family's legacy of service in the armed forces. Sutton served for over 13 years, including three combat deployments to Iraq. Source: www.farmerveteran.com.

A documentary filmed in North Carolina will be screening in Durham and Wilmington, North Carolina, next month. The film by Jeremy Lange and Alix Blair is called Farmer/Veteran, and will be screened Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7-9pm, at The Carolina Theater. The theater location is 309 West Morgan Street in Durham.

Before the screening, a special pre-screening celebration is planned November 10 starting at 5pm at the Center for Documentary Studies Porch, 1317 W Pettigrew Street, in Durham.

This feature-length documentary has a running time of 70 minutes. The film is summarized as follows:

Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about battlefield experiences become unmoored from reality as he cycles between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable. For the viewer, as for Alex, what to believe about his past is uncertain. The farm becomes a terrain to unearth what is buried, what it really means to be “the perfect soldier,” and where to find the way forward.

During the November 10 screening, the film’s co-director, Jeremy Lange, is expected to attend.

Tickets are $10, plus online purchase fees that add about $2 more. Purchase tickets  for this “Hometown Premiere” screening on this link.

The pre-screening celebration is free and open to the public.

Watch the Farmer/Veteran Trailer. Caution: Trailer contains graphic images.

 

In addition to the November 10 celebration and screening, Farmer/Veteran is entered in the Cucalorus Film Festival on November 11, 2016.  This festival screening is planned for the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Wilmington NC.

For more about Cucalorus, the schedule, and ticket packages, start at www.cucalorus.org. See Farmer/Veteran details on this Cucalorus page.

Farmer/Veteran film poster. Source: www.farmerveteran.com.
Farmer/Veteran film poster. Source: www.farmerveteran.com.

 

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