Monday, August 17, 2009

Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary Feature : The Garden

"It's tempting to call "The Garden" a story of innocence and experience,
of evil corrupting paradise, but that would be doing a disservice to
the fascinating complexities of a classic Los Angeles conflict and an excellent documentary
that does them full justice."
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Imagine if John Steinbeck rewrote the script for 'Chinatown'."
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

"The Garden" has all the elements of a John Sayles drama: hard-working immigrants, self-serving politicians, a greedy land developer and Daryl Hannah. Yet this intricate and compelling documentary about the tug of war over a 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles paints a portrait of American politics not even Mr. Sayles could render more saddening.
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

The Garden
A Film by Scott Hamilton Kennedy


Tons of Extras

-Feature-length commentary track with filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy, farmer and activist Tezozomoc, and co-producers Vivianne Nacif and Dominique Derrenger
-Back to the Garden: extended scenes, protests, and historical perspectives
-Post screening Q/A with filmmakers, farmers, Daryl Hannah and more
-Director interview with film critic David Poland (Movie City News)
-Optional English and Spanish subtitles. Closed Captioning.
-and more

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