Evolution of Organic

Mark Kitchell/2017/85 min/Food-Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: This is the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. Narrated by acclaimed actress Frances McDormand, and featuring a lively soundtrack that includes songs by The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, and David Gans, this film documents a heartfelt journey of change – from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. And as we see today, their efforts were successful: organic foods have gone mainstream. Written and directed by Academy award-nominee Mark Kitchell, Evolution of Organic is not just a history, but looks to exciting and important future innovations.

Brief nudity, some language.
Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.

Saturday, March 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison St., River Forest
Enjoy a pre-film reception with healthy food at 6:30 p.m.

Film begins at 7:15 p.m., Admission $20*

OEFF After Hours Event. Enjoy a reception beginning at 6:30 pm with wine, beer and healthy, organic food. After the film, we’ll talk about ways to green your life with local food, ethical clothing, healthy lawn care, gardening and more. Experts include Lucy Flores, Program Manager Community Outreach and Health Education for PCC Austin Farm and Family Health Center; Peter Nolan, Board Member for Sugar Beet Food Co-op; Sue Crothers, River Forest Sustainability Commissioner; Germaine Caprio, Owner of and Designer for Majamas; David Murphy, Director of Deep Roots Project; Chris Roland, General Manager of Sugar Beet Food Co-op; Lissa Dysart, Marketing and Promotions for Sugar Beet Food Co-op; Peggy McGrath of Go Green Oak Park; and more. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder of Root Riot Urban Garden Network.

This film will be screened along with the short film, Hatch Grows and Gives by the Hatch Elementary School Green Team/2018/4 min.

ADA compliant accessible venue.

*For the 2018 season, a generous donor is offering a 2:1 match on all tickets sold at screenings. So for this premium screening, your $20 ticket + $40 ticket match = $60 to support the One Earth Film Fest!


Sunday, March 4, 6 to 8 p.m. [South]
St. Paul & the Redeemer Episcopal Church
4945 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago

Urban farms are popping up on the South Side, providing sources of fresh produce and nutrition for residents. Join in a rich discussion about entrepreneurial farming with Nick Lucas of Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Aaron Levine of KAM Isaiah Israel Food Justice and Sustainability, and Katie Daniel of FamilyFarmed. Leave with a better understanding about the opportunities and actions you can take related to urban agriculture. Facilitator: Kathleen Quinn of Winding Road Productions.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.