The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Stonyfield’s Sustainability Film Series kicks off with a screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. This documentary tells the epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John melds the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression. This powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. Winner of 31 awards at film festivals, including the Slamdance audience award. Richard Andres of Tantré Farm, one of the Ann Arbor area’s biggest organic farms, will be joined by Annie Elder and Paul Bantle of Community Farm, the Ann Arbor area’s original CSA, for a discussion following the film. The community co-presenter for this program is Growing Hope of Ypsilanti, MI.

Tickets are only $6 ($5 for members of the Michigan Theater and Ann Arbor Film Festival, students, and senior citizens) with all proceeds benefiting Food Gatherers. Tickets are on sale online at The Michigan Theater starting August 16th. The Sustainability Film Series is supported by the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Zingerman’s, and People’s Food Co-op.

Posted on August 25th, 2010