Just a heads up about an interesting film coming to STL this Sunday, November 16. I’m planning to go. Can’t wait.
Robert McFalls, U.S., 2008, 52 min.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 5:15 p.m., Tivoli 3
“Homegrown” documents the remarkable Dervaes family – father, son and two daughters – who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, Calif., creating a tiny rural island in a vast sea of city. Living off the grid, they harvest more than 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter-acre of land, make their own biodiesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a Web site that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film offers an intimate portrait of urban pioneers living a “Little House on the Prairie” existence in the 21st century. With director McFalls and a panel on the issues raised by the film.