Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in November

14 must-see movies to be thankful for this month.

Peter and the Farm

Release Date: November 4
Director: Tony Stone
Cast: Documentary

One of the first sequences of this prickly documentary portrait finds farmer Peter Dunning shooting one of his sheep in the head, and then graphically stripping and carving it up. The message is clear: this is not some overly romanticized, soft-filtered, back-to-nature situation. Dunning is a bitter, foul-mouthed hard case, isolated from friends and family, basically drinking himself to death on his Vermont farm. But Tony Stone’s tough and uncompromising film isn’t some sob story; its approach amounts to hanging out and listening, with Dunning’s biography (and the discoveries within it) wheeled out as often in casual conversation as moments of distress. What first seems a hazy character study gradually reveals itself as an emotionally walloping portrait of addiction, depression, and loneliness.