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October 23, 2017 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm


Jeanne Marie Herman, Photo Credit: Michael Ableman GRASS VALLEY– Screening of EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Monday October 23, 2017 at 7:45pm.  Tickets: $22 For more information: From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It’s 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. It’s a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years. This is the Nevada County premiere, unveiling the film in one of the organic heartlands. Home to Amigo Bob Cantisano and Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. Origins of Mountain Peoples Warehouse, which grew into UNFI, the largest distributor of organic and natural foods. Izzy Martin, another local, is also featured in the film, battling pesticides for twenty years and building the organic movement. Thanks to Richie Marks and others who gave their film and photos, you can see the home team up on screen — and in a panel discussion afterwards. Come and be part of the celebration of our organic homeland and heritage. Narrated by Frances McDormand. With a score by Gary Malkin and Dan Alvarez. Edited by master artist Robert Dalva. Cinematography by Vicente Franco. With ninety-six sources of archival film and photos. Songs by the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mallett, Country Joe and the Fish and David Gans. Written, directed and produced by Mark Kitchell, whose Academy Award-nominated Berkeley in the Sixties is a well-loved classic, one of the defining films about the ‘60s, and whose A Fierce Green Fire is an acclaimed big-picture synthesis of environmental activism from conservation to climate change. This film was supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project Research & Development Grant. To learn more about California Documentary Project grants, please visit our webpage HERE.


October 23, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Center for the Arts
314 West Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
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