EDIBLE CITY – Saturday September 8

THE EDIBLE CITY: An evening of food, film, video and radio

Curated by Estee Pierce and Noe Kidder
At Le Petit Versailles, 346 East Houston Street
Saturday, September 8th, Dusk/ 8pm- garden opens at 7pm, rain or shine
(Come early, space is limited!)


Beet Down Radio Collective
Produced by Andrea Appleton, Lawrence Lanahan, Jina Moore,
Bree Nordenson, Bruce Wallace, and Daniel Weiss

“A short spoof documentary on the “actual social phenomenon” of community gardens that includes every known public radio cliché,” says Ira Glass of This American Life: “I loved this so much…so amazingly funny. I loved especially the guy talking to the plant.”

Directed by Casimir Nozkowski.
Written by Dallas Penn and Rafi Kam.
Graphics by agent b
Music by Kevin Macleod

A humorous yet searing commentary about the choices confronting people who live in “the poorest urban county in the country.” Under the yellow awning of the Bronx Bodega, all the important food groups are represented. Join Dallas Penn of DallasPenn.com and Rafi Kam of OhWord.com as they illustrate the finer points of the Bodega Food Pyramid. You should never look at a bag of potato chips the same way again. 6 min

By Jodie Mack

Yard Work is Hard Work is an experimental animation and musical that wants to be a romantic comedy. 17 min

By Maria De Luca

Long before Parks and Rec. created the Greenstreets program in 1996, Maria De Luca discovered a group of active New Yorkers putting aside their differences and doing their part to transfer wasteland into thriving gardens. Her film chronicles the growth of the community gardening movement in New York City through the 1970s and 1980s, and features unique footage of long-gone and still-present gardens of the era. Notable plots include the Liz Christy Community Garden at Houston and Bowery (formerly the Bowery Garden), and the now bulldozed St. Vincent¹s Triangle, across the street from St. Vincent¹s Hospital at 7th Avenue and Greenwich. But DeLuca¹s film is more than a glance back in time. Citing the effects of green spaces on property values, and the subsequent price-out of gardeners from their neighborhoods, the documentary points to an irony in gentrification as relevant today as it was 25 years ago. 87 min

A discussion with director Maria De Luca will follow the screening!

Many Thanks — Peter & Le Petit Versailles, Michael Park, Tim Reardon, Hyunch Sung, Alan Weber, Rural Route Film Festival

LPV Programs are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts. LPV is supported, in part, by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Film events are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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