The Farmer's Wife: A David Sutherland Film

Overview

This critically acclaimed and award-winning program from filmmaker David Sutherland garnered a phenomenal 18 million viewers for its premiere telecast on the PBS series Frontline. The documentary follows the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter, a Nebraska couple struggling to raise their three girls, stay in love, and keep from losing the farm. When frost destroys the crops, both Darrel and Juanita are forced to moonlight to make ends meet. In the end, this very traditional, ...
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Overview

This critically acclaimed and award-winning program from filmmaker David Sutherland garnered a phenomenal 18 million viewers for its premiere telecast on the PBS series Frontline. The documentary follows the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter, a Nebraska couple struggling to raise their three girls, stay in love, and keep from losing the farm. When frost destroys the crops, both Darrel and Juanita are forced to moonlight to make ends meet. In the end, this very traditional, salt-of-the-earth family survives through faith, perseverance, higher education, and modern-day counseling.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interviews with David Sutherland and the Buschkoetters; Roger Welsch interview with Juanita Buschkoetter
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2006
  • UPC: 841887006279
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 6:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,465

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juanita Buschkoetter Interviewee
Darrel Buschkoetter Interviewee
Technical Credits
David Sutherland Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Reeves Gabrels Score Composer
Lisa Olivieri Associate Producer
Joe Seamans Cinematographer
Nancy Sutherland Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Farmer's Wife, Disc 1 - Part 1/Part 2
1. Introduction [5:46]
2. Love Story [6:07]
3. Life on the Farm [5:54]
4. Life Off the Farm [8:16]
5. Letter to Senator Kerrey [7:33]
6. Juanita's Hogs [6:49]
7. Faith [9:45]
8. Restructuring the Loans [9:36]
9. Juanita's Family [3:25]
10. Rain Delays [7:27]
11. Here's Your Tip [7:46]
12. New Crop [6:38]
13. "So What Changed Now?" [6:23]
14. The Problem of Groceries [8:16]
15. "It Just Makes You Tougher" [10:28]
1. The Freeze [10:39]
2. Education [8:29]
3. The Shower [6:41]
4. Getting Ready to Leave [5:47]
5. Home Alone [9:23]
6. "Mom's Home!" [7:33]
7. Darrel Working During the Day and Farming at Night [9:14]
8. Burnout [10:13]
9. Halloween [11:25]
10. "The Big Divorce Word" [6:22]
11. Holding Off the Creators [8:26]
12. Richard [10:07]
13. Final Reckoning [5:35]
Disc #2 -- The Farmer's Wife, Disc 2 - Part 3/Special Features
1. New Season [8:22]
2. Mediation With Darrel's Family [10:14]
3. Dreams and Reality [5:44]
4. Things Fall Apart [6:44]
5. Juanita's 29th Birthday [6:07]
6. Income and Tax [6:56]
7. 4-H [10:10]
8. Silver Lining [8:36]
1. First Day of School [5:34]
2. Fixing the Car [5:28]
3. Juanita's Mother [11:36]
4. Harvest: "It Finally Happened" [6:24]
5. The Breakdown [7:59]
6. Role Reversal: Darrel As Stay-at-Home Dad [6:56]
7. New Beginnings [11:41]
8. Graduation [5:24]
9. Juanita's 30th Birthday [10:33]
10. Brighter Skies Ahead [6:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Farmer's Wife, Disc 1 - Part 1/Part 2
   Play Part I
   Play Part II
   Scene Selections
      Scene Selections - Part I
      Scene Selections - Part II
   PBS Online
Disc #2 -- The Farmer's Wife, Disc 2 - Part 3/Special Features
   Play Part III
   Scene Selections
      Scene Selections - Part III
   Special Features
      Interview With David & Nancy Sutherland
      Interview With Darrel & Juanita Buschkoetter
      Roger Welsch Interview With Juanita Buschkoetter
      Country Boys Trailer
   PBS Online
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