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'Truck Farm' Film Screening

Date: 05/03/2011

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Cost: $0-8 (Free with student ID)

Description:

Truck Farm takes a look at the quirky world of urban agriculture. After filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn) plants a garden in the back of his pickup truck, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops, barges and windows that represent New York Cityʼs newest edible oases. Can these urban farmers feed a city? Can the old Dodge and its crops survive the winter? Blending serious exposition with serious silliness, Truck Farm entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of fun and whimsy to be truly sustainable. Truck Farm is a simple concept with a big impact. Itʼs a 1986 Dodge pickup with a mini-farm planted in the truck bed. Itʼs a traveling, edible exhibit that brings a rural experience to urban students. And it’s a Brooklyn based CSA that makes weekly deliveries to 20 families!

Director Ian Cheney Present! Panel Discussion to follow screening.

TRUCK FARM will screen as part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival - Festival admission prices apply.

View the Trailer

Sustainability Film Series 2011 is an innovative and exciting collaborative series of films and panel discussions designed to generate awareness, conversation and debate around current issues in sustainability. The Series features local premieres of visionary documentary films that explore sustainability, followed by panels of vibrant and informative discussions comprised of leading academics, community leaders, and proactive citizens who present and exchange ideas and views on current and local trends in sustainability.

Contact:

  • Name: Beth Mercer-Taylor
  • E-mail: bethmt@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment, Film Society of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, , Bell Museum of Natural History, Institute for Advanced Study, Take-Up Productions

More information: http://www.mspfilmsociety.org/sustainability

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact venue

 

 

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