On Monday March 30th at 7P.M. NoHo is host to a film screening of “Occupy the Farm Film”, a 90-minute documentary feature by Director Todd Darling, who previously directed the reality show, Laguna Beach for MTV and a documentary about Burning Man called Black Rock Horse amoung other projects.
The North Hollywood screening, which is presented in a partnership with the South Central Farmers Coop & The River Project Present today at 7:00pm at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
The film is ditributed by the Ignite Channel.
What is the film about?
OCCUPY THE FARM, a well reviewed film, tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming. From preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a determined community responding with a direct action to address a major social need: healthy food and access to public land.
Watch the Trailer
The Director was recently on Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss the film. Read more HERE.
Note from the director
The Q&A is going to be quite unique – because it won’t be just me, but it will include Tezozomoc one of the main leaders of the South Central Farmers Coop, who was seen in the earlier documentary, “The Garden”. He has a unique perspective on urban farming, and his historical commentary about the story of “Occupy The Farm” will probably be quite illuminating.
If people miss the NoHo7 one night only screening – it will also play at the Royal in West LA on Wed. April 1 Sponsored by Kiss The Ground.
April 1st at The Royal
Time: 7:30 pm
11523 Santa Monica Blvd
West L.A., CA 90025 310-478-3836
Filmmaker Q&A to follow with Finian Makepeace, Co-founder of Kiss The Ground, urban farm in Venice