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SF Urban Agriculture Alliance Presents “Occupy The Farm” at The Roxie April 21 and April 22
April 21, 2015 - April 22, 2015
The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance and the Roxie present “Occupy The Farm” Tuesday April 21 and Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day)! This is a very special screening since Earth Day is the anniversary of the original action by Occupy the Farm. Occupy the Farm, a film by Todd Darling, 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.
Join us on April 21st & 22nd to celebrate Earth Day at the Roxie in San Francisco. 7pm showtimes on both days. Screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Todd Darling and with Ashoka Finley, one of the organizers of Occupy The Farm. Be sure to get your tickets now: http://www.roxie.com/
“Riveting from the start”, says the Village Voice’s film critic Ernest Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. “It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.”
“Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,” says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay Express.
“Empowering food for thought,” says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.