Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.
In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail begins a new year on the rural farm where she lives with her husband Dyer. As Abigail considers the year to come through her journal entries, we experience the marked contrast between her deliberate, stoic manner and her unraveling complex emotions. Spring arrives and Abigail meets Tallie, an emotionally frank and arrestingly beautiful newcomer renting a neighboring farm with her husband, Finney. The two strike up a tentative relationship, filling a void in their lives which neither knew existed.Written by
When Dyer meets Tallie for the first time he greets her by saying "hello". But hello did not become a greeting like that until the late 19th century when Alexander Graham Bell popularized it as a telephone greeting. In the mid 19th century, "hello" was mainly used as an exclamation or to draw attention to something. The proper greeting in the 1850s would have been "good day". See more »
Tuesday, January 1st, 1856. With little pride and less hope, we begin the new year.
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Positive and negative are surprisingly combined in this film. Yes, I would change the music completely and add a little movement, and would not wait until the very last minute to throw everything out there, and yet there is something in this picture. Perhaps this is a contradiction. Perhaps an understatement. Or maybe you just need to use your imagination. If this is the secret, then by revealing it we will understand why Christianity and Christ differ so much.
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