Directed by Christopher LaMarca
Haunting and deeply human, Boone tells the story of three young goat farmers as they transition with the seasons and come to terms with the physical and emotional grit required to live in deep relationship with the land. This experiential film is a visceral meditation on the sacrifice and struggle of a lifestyle born of self reliance; a sensual homage to the heart and soul of a farmer.
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★★★½ review by Jeremy Burgess on Letterboxd
[Seen at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival]
Intimate, picturesque, serene. A portrait of a noble but failing goat farm in Oregon that lets the landscape do all the talking.
★★★★ review by Sean Hillary on Letterboxd
Stunningly photographed and very moving look at life on a farm and the relationship between the men, women, and animals that inhabit it.
★★★★★ review by Substream Magazine on Letterboxd
Void of interviews, archive footage and narration, Boone offers a beautiful and unflinching look at the lives of three young goat farmers as they face an uncertain future. It’s one of the most unique documentaries you have ever laid your eyes on, bringing to mind what might happen if Terrance Malick turned his efforts toward non-fiction storytelling, and it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
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★★★★½ review by Joshua Sikora on Letterboxd
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.
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