April 11, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Join UB Green and the Helen P. Denit Honors Program for a screening of the documentary film The Garden, along with a follow-up discussion, on Tuesday, April 22, beginning at noon in Room 003 of the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center (home of the Merrick School of Business), 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The screening is free and open to the public; an R.S.V.P. is required (Details listed below.)
Produced and directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, The Garden received a 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. It tells the story of the South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, the largest garden of its kind in the U.S., and its complicated struggle for survival. The film premiered at the prestigious AFI Silverdocs film festival where it won best documentary. It later earned a number of awards, including accolades from the Florida and Camden film festivals and the MMPA Diversity Award. L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan said, "Excellent! Its lessons about the levers of power and politics, and how easy it is to get co-opted, are relevant everywhere. The Garden is a potent human drama."
Lunch will be served for those who view the screening and R.S.V.P. here. Those with conflicting class schedules are encouraged to attend for as much of the screening as possible.
More information about this event is available by calling Jeff La Noue at 410.837.5199 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.