farmers never looked so rock and roll

posted October 18, 2016

Don’t be fooled by the quaint title of this upcoming movie; Peter and the Farm is not your typical pastoral depiction of 21st century farming. There’s no banjo music to be found here, just raw punk riffs. And though he wears flannel, the documentary’s protagonist, Peter Dunning is a complicated, conflicted, and yet ultimately sympathetic back-to-the-land-er who raises sheep, cows, and pigs. Bound to resonate profoundly with anyone who’s ever been driven a little mad by their love for agriculture.


posted July 12, 2016

Modified is a gorgeous and deeply personal feature-length documentary that delves into the labyrinth of asking why, if they are labelled in 64 other world counties, are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)– not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States.

Film maker Aube Giroux (the mastermind behind Kitchen Vignettes) has entirely self-produced the film up until this point and has launched a kickstarted to cover the post-production costs. I don’t know about you, but I want to see this movie! Let’s make it happen!

 



so(/e)wing hemp in Kentucky

posted June 7, 2016

“In the end there is more than just fiber that tears and fades when you use cheap goods to hold things together.”

Harvesting Liberty, about Michael Lewis (of Growing Warriors) and Rebecca Burgess (of Fibershed), who have received a grant from Patagonia to support their incredible budding hemp projects in Kentucky. Like most videos we’ve been posting here these days, this one is liable to make you cry.

Growing Warriors is a Kentucky-based farming program designed to train, assist, and equip military veterans with the skills, tools and supplies needed to grow organic produce for their families and communities. growingwarriors.org. Fibershed develops regenerative textile systems that are based on carbon farming, regional manufacturing, and public education. fibershed.com


expired! watch the film!

posted February 14, 2016

Together, the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Racing Horse Productions presents Expired? Food Waste in America. The film is visually compelling, full of all kinds of trivia worth knowing (for instance: there’s no federal standard on how to create an expiration date?), and poses some real compelling food for thought about how our conceptions of “expired” contribute to gross food waste in the United States.

3 days left to see RUNOFF in theaters in los angeles & claremont

posted July 30, 2015

“As an experience, it’s amazing. If you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.”

– RogerEbert

RUNOFF

We are so pleased to bring the narrative feature film RUNOFF to California. Coming off an extended run in New York City where it played to sold-out screenings, RUNOFF has been lauded by The New York Times, RogerEbert, Variety, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates and many more.

RUNOFF was directed and written by Kimberly Levin. It tells the story of a woman driven to desperate lengths when her family is threatened from their land. Shot entirely on working farms, the film takes us into the dark underbelly of agriculture, a world not often seen onscreen. The film stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13, Hostages), Neal Huff (Meek’s Cutoff, The Grand Budapest Hotel, HBO’s “The Wire” ), Alex Shaffer (Win Win, The Lifeguard) and Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Nixon, Out of the Furnace, Die Hard 2).

LOS ANGELES
Opens July 24
Laemmle’s Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Boulevard
Get your tickets here 

Special Events for Los Angeles Screening:

July 29 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin, Cast Member, Tom Bower & Director/Writer/Producer, Rose Troche (Go Fish, The L Word, The Safety of Objects, Concussion) following 7:10 p.m. screening

July 30 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin; Producer, Kurt Pitzer & Special Guest TBA following 7:10 p.m. screening

CLAREMONT
Opens July 24
Laemmle’s Claremont 5, 450 West Second Street
Get your tickets here

 


ag thriller “runoff” begins screening soon!

posted October 9, 2014

A woman is struggling to keep her family in tact as the banks try to foreclose on her property. Someone makes her an illegal proposition that could help her keep the farm. Her husband falls ill to something in the area. Ominous activities are happening all around…

Check out the trailer for “Runoff” and look HERE to see if it’s screening near you!