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"Boone," now screening at the Parkway, an un-showy elegy for local farming

'Boone,' now screening at the Parkway, an un-showy elegy for local farming

For anyone thinking of responding to Trump's undrained swamp by going "Walden," "Boone" is worth a look for a second thought. Christopher Lamarca's documentary about the trials and tribulations of a small, struggling goat farm in Boone County, West Virginia doesn't aim for an incisive tract about the farm-subsidy racket, or the threat of agribusiness on homegrown operations, but in its own way, it sheds light on the difficulty of maintaining a bottom-up operation, both in this economy and in general.

The film starts on an existential note, with a brief flash of a goat's entire life cycle as the birth of one begets the death of its mother. Lamarca continues...

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