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Brunswick is a stirring and illuminating film. It celebrates the deep bonds between rural landscapes and the families that have long farmed and lived in them. At the same time, it documents the startling fragility of such regions, and the urgent need for community-based planning and conservation if we are to save them from being obliterated by sprawl.”

                                                                                                                -John Elder   Author, Reading the Mountains of Home

Brunswick balances a tale of real estate, greed and betrayal with a passionate call for sustainability and humanity. In the best traditions of documentary form, Brunswick goes deep and personal while keeping an eye on the big picture issues of democracy, land-use and community activism. Not to be missed.”

                                                                                                                -Jim de Seve   Director, Tying the Knot

“This film beautifully illustrates the emotive, human drives behind both suburban development and farmland preservation.”

                                                                                                                -Allison Hayes-Conroy   Author, South Jersey Under the Stars

                                                                                                                                                             and Reconnecting Lives to the Land

An evenhanded look at the lines that divide a small community when developers covet a family’s farmland. With leisurely pacing, Brunswick allows each scene, be it a community meeting or a farmer’s hoe, to unfold like a day in the country. Beautifully shot, revealing great tenderness for the subjects.”

                                                                                                                -Annie Nocenti     The Indigenous Film Circle

Nate Simms’ film Brunswick explores how traditional American values - hard work, respect for land, and communitarian sharing - are crushed by the hard-core realities of aggressive real estate development and the never-ending drive for exploding profits.”

                                                                                                                -Richard Kroehling    Director, Einstein and World Without End

Simms moving portrait of an aging farmer, Sanford (“Sam”) Bonesteel, and the loss of control over the future of his family farm, makes tangible the forces of suburban change and the vanishing of a rural way of life. The film’s story line is like a modern-day Anton Chekhov play, with unstoppable forces threatening the demise, in this case not of a cherry orchard, but a family farm.

                                                                                                                -Frank Barrie    Editor, www.knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom.com

Nate Simms’ carefully observed, gorgeous documentary, “Brunswick,” dramatizes the simmering conflict between land preservationists and development advocates in a hometown struggle over the fate of a lovely piece of farmland in Rensselaer County”

                                                                                                               -The Saratogian

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