Saturday, October 7, 2023
2:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bellows Falls Opera House
The Square
Bellows Falls, VT


George Woodard’s first full-length feature film, shot in Vermont, starred Woodard’s son, Henry as an 11-year-old boy. “The Summer of Walter Hacks” was a family affair, begun in 2004 and released in 2010, and was written and directed by Woodard. Featuring the sensibility of 1950s-era coming of age story set in rural New England, the film was shot in color and then transferred to black and white, the medium that Woodard prefers.

“The Farm Boy” is Woodard’s second full-length feature and stars son Henry as an adult. He plays Calvin Dillard, a young man who drives a milk truck for his father in rural Vermont during World War II. He marries a girl named Mary (played by Grace Woodruff) he met at a dance, yet barely has time
to settle into marriage when he’s drafted and sent to war in Belgium. While in Europe, he meets
another woman, Renée (Coco Moseley), and his experiences with her change him in profound ways.
Woodard filmed “The Farm Boy” on his Waterbury farm, parts of which resemble the pine forests of
the Ardennes in Belgium, where one of the most famous WWII battles—the Battle of the Bulge—took
place. For those scenes, Woodard managed to assemble a troop of WWII reenactors, some army
trucks, and a bunch of fireworks.

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