Astoria, Movies
Oct 02, 2014

Double-Feature of “Growing Cities” and “Growing Farmers” This Weekend

Astoria’s own urban farm, Brooklyn Grange. The Rural Route Film Festival folks are bringing a double-feature to the Broadway Library this Saturday, focusing on agriculture both in the city and (…)

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Brooklyn Grange

Astoria’s own urban farm, Brooklyn Grange.

The Rural Route Film Festival folks are bringing a double-feature to the Broadway Library this Saturday, focusing on agriculture both in the city and in the country:

Come celebrate fall with us Saturday, Oct. 4 at Queens Library (40-20 Broadway, Astoria, Queens) at 3 p.m. for a special ‘green screening’ double-feature of “Growing Cities” and “Growing Farmers”, two great films that address the current state of agriculture and involve us as a community.

Michael Halsband, the director of “Growing Farmers” will be present at the screening for an audience discussion. And prior to the films, as usual, the Queens Library will be host to the weekly neighborhood compost drop-off from 1-3 p.m.

Here are a couple of trailers and descriptions for the films:

GROWING CITIES. Dirs. Daniel Susman and Andrew Monbouquette. 58min. Documentary. 2013. U.S.A.
Growing Cities examines the role of urban farming and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.

GROWING FARMERS. Dir. Michael Halsband. 17min. Documentary. 2012. Long Island, NY.
Despite increasing land values in close proximity to some of the most valuable real estate in the world, a new generation of farmers rises on Long Island.

Hope to see you there!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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