Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Woodstock Film Series presents ‘Monrovia, Indiana,’ features backbone of rural life in America

Saturday,  Jan. 11, at 3 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—The 10th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm and Museum will feature the film, “Monrovia, Indiana”  in HD projection and surround sound, with complimentary refreshments. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Forty-six million Americans live in rural, small town America. These towns were once the backbone of American life.

While their number and populations have shrunk, the importance of rural America as a formative center of American politics and values was clearly demonstrated in the 2016 presidential election.

Frederick Wiseman’s newest film explores conflicting stereotypes and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived. And it provides fresh insight into a rural way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood.

“I would argue that Frederick Wiseman is the greatest American poet. You arrive at meaning through patterns and rhythms, and arrive at a kind of knowledge that’s impossible to summarize, and also to forget,” wrote A.O. Scott of the film  ,in review for the New York Times.

Tickets are $11 for adults (16 & up) and for $6 for children (under 16).

Billings Farm & Museum  members receive discounted prices.

For more information including a complete list of screenings and to purchase tickets visit  billingsfarm.org/filmfest or call 802-457-5303.

Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12.

It is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.

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