Slow Food Harrisburg Film Fest

Slow Food Film FestivalFilmmaker Scott Hamilton (award winning director of OT: Our Town) brilliantly captures in a series of explosive and wrenching turns of events, the ways greedy developers, inept politicians and self-serving “community” leaders can run roughshod over the lives of working-class families fighting to save the largest urban farm in America: a 14-acre oasis in Los Angeles that was created in the wake of the 1992 LA riots.

Cash only, pay at door

Dinner: $10 students & Slow Food members; $12 all others

Film: $5 general admission

Reception: included with movie

Reservations: email click here or call 717.221.1125. The deadline for reservations is April 13.  Cash only; pay at door.

Equal parts THE WIRE and HARLAN COUNTY USA, The Garden raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.  As the battle lines are drawn, the farmers’ cause becomes an international sensation that draws the attention of notable activists and politicians, including Dennis Kucinich, Daryl Hannah, Joan Baez and Willie Nelson. Witness how these gardeners, mostly immigrants from Latin America, find their voice, organize and fight back.

  • Academy Award Nominee  (Best Documentary Feature)
  • SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival (Best Documentary)
  • IDA Pare Lorentz Award (Nominee)

Also featuring a vintage Popeye cartoon: County Farm (1949)

5:30 – 6:30 Farmstead dinner, HACC Midtown 2 Cafe

6:30 – 8:00 Film screening, HACC Midtown 2 Room 118

8:00 – 9:00 Reception & post-film dialog, Green Center lobby

9:00 – 10:00 Victoria Vox on ukulele, Midtown Scholar

Farmstead Dinner menu:

  • Farmhouse roasted seasonal vegetable soup
  • Hearty beef burgundy soup with winter vegetables
  • Spring mix salad
  • Artisan breads from Gettysburg Baking Co., Biglerville

Post-film Reception:

  • Homemade Italian pastries from Nonna’s, Harrisburg
  • Coffee & tea service
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