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Documentary on Mathews farming couple generating interest

"Seasons with Brian and Julia," a full-length documentary by filmmaker Robert Griffith about Mathews farmers Brian and Julia Anderson, premiered last month at the American Film Documentary Festival in Palm Springs, Calif., and is now being scheduled for screening at various theaters across Virginia.

A screening on April 20 at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond was well-attended and generated a lot of interest, said Griffith. It will be followed with a screening at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kimball Theatre on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg. 

The film is an intimate portrait of one year in the Andersons’ lives, according to a release. Griffith, who lives at Moon, visited them almost daily over a year’s time to document "their daily and seasonal struggles to farm sustainably, using the methods and wisdoms of centuries past." The film was made in 2011, a year of weather extremes during which the couple was transitioning from selling at farmers’ marke...

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