The Farmer's Wife


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Three-part documentary in which filmmaker David Sutherland examines the marriage of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter, a young farm couple in rural Nebraska, who tell their story in their own words. Part 1 recounts the story of Juanita and Darrel's romance and their emotional struggles, which have pus

Film Details

Also Known As
Farmer's Wife, Frontline (09/21/98)
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Three-part documentary in which filmmaker David Sutherland examines the marriage of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter, a young farm couple in rural Nebraska, who tell their story in their own words. Part 1 recounts the story of Juanita and Darrel's romance and their emotional struggles, which have pushed their marriage to the brink. In Part 2, the camera focuses on the rhythms of everyday life on the Buschkoetters' farm. Juanita cleans houses while trying to get a college degree. In Part 3, Darrel has to go to work for another farmer to make enough money to feed his family; the stress and exhaustion cause him to explode. Juanita takes their three daughters and leaves for a week. Darrel undergoes counseling, and two months later the marriage is miraculously transformed. He becomes the at-home parent, farming and caring for his three daughters; Juanita, who has earned a college degree, works for an insurance company. The Buschkoetters save their farm and rediscover the love that holds them together.

Crew

David Allen

Colorist

David Allen

On-Line Editor

Jim Anderson

Sound Mixer

William Arnold

Cinematographer

Steve Audette

Avid Editor

Gene Bone

Special Effects

Martin Brody

Music

Richard Byrne

Technical Operations Manager

Marrie Campbell

Editor

Richard Chisolm

Cinematographer

Cheryl Motta Couto

Post-Production

Mason Daring

Music

Roger Davis

Consultant

Michael A Dawson

Avid Editor

Lynda Depasacreta

Unit Manager

Lee Ann Donner

Other

Tom Dube

Music Producer

Tom Dube

Music

Jim Duffy

Special Effects

Lance Duncan

Sound Mixer

Lisa Kaufman Eggleston

Audio Consultant

Will Eggleston

Audio Consultant

David Fanning

Executive Producer

Evan Franco

Assistant Editor

Evan Franco

Technical Supervisor

Reeves Gabrels

Music Producer

Reeves Gabrels

Music

Emily Gallagher

Other

Mary Halpin

Special Effects

Jay Heard

Special Effects

Joanne Komenda

Consultant

James M Lenertz

Sound

Tim Mangini

Post-Production

Liz Matson

Editor

David Miers

Cinematographer

Shari Miller

Consultant

Jim Morrissette

Cinematographer

Robert O'connell

Unit Manager

Karen O'connor

Editor

Donald O'sullivan

Special Effects

Lisa Olivieri

Associate Producer

Julie A Parker

Production Coordinator

Robin Parmelee

Line Producer

Chuck Rapp

Other

Joe Seamans

Cinematographer

Barbara Seddon

Special Effects

Michael Sheridan

Editing

J Byron Smith

Sound

Jim Sullivan

Sound Mixer

Michael Sullivan

Executive Producer

David Sutherland

Sound

David Sutherland

Sound Designer

David Sutherland

Producer

David Sutherland

Writer

David Sutherland

Editor

Morgan Sutherland

Production Assistant

Nancy Sutherland

Coproducer

Paul Taylor

Consultant

Judith Vecchione

Consultant

Frank Verni

Special Effects

James Yee

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Farmer's Wife, Frontline (09/21/98)
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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