Directed by the Austin-based Laura Dunn, the SXSW Film Festival entry The Seer frames the life, career and ideology of Kentucky author, poet, activist, and farmer Wendell Berry against the socioeconomic plight of the rural farmer. Executive produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, the documentary focuses on how rural farmers struggle to make ends meet during an age of industrial agriculture and whether alternative farming methods can provide them with long-term financial security. Laura Dunn previously directed 2000’s Green and 2007’s The Unforeseen, which examined the environmental impact to Barton Springs caused by surrounding development. The Seer will screen during the SXSW Film Festival at 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Stateside Theatre, 6:15 p.m. March 13 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, and 5:30 p.m. March 16 at the Stateside Theatre.
Aired: Feb. 25, 2016
Web sites: http://www.theseerfilm.com/ and http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_FS19404