As so often happens, the act of working on a creative project prompts reflections. As our film came into metaphoric focus, we realized that the original title FORTY PANES did not perfectly capture just what it was that we sought to convey. We consciously have eschewed the typical biopic conventions in the hopes that our film will leave viewers not with a picture of a man but rather with a glimpse of what he sees.
In this spirit, we renamed our film "THE SEER" and subtitled it "A Conversation with Wendell Berry". When working with such an accomplished wordsmith, it's hard not to labor (agonize!) over word choice. But we sincerely hope once viewers see the film that they see it could be called nothing else.
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