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Minnesota-shot movie 'Farmer of the Year' gets Fargo opening

Mackinlee Waddell and Barry Corbin in a scene from "Farmer of the Year." Special to The Forum

FARGO — A film shot largely in the small southwestern Minnesota town of Tyler gets a limited edition run at Fargo's West Acres Cinema starting Friday, Aug. 31.

"Farmer of the Year" follows an aging widower (Barry Corbin) who sells his farm and sets out on a cross-country trip to his 65th reunion with his comrades from World War II. Joining him on the adventure is his granddaughter (Mackinlee Waddell).

The coming-of-age film is from the husband-and-wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O'Connell and features some residents of Tyler in scenes. Swanson's father acts as Corbin's stunt double, and his house in Tyler is the setting for the character's home.

The movie has a special one-week run at 13 theaters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.

Showtimes at West Acres Cinema for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2, are 10 a.m.,1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:35 p.m.