the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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3 days left to see RUNOFF in theaters in los angeles & claremont

“As an experience, it’s amazing. If you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.”

– RogerEbert

RUNOFF

We are so pleased to bring the narrative feature film RUNOFF to California. Coming off an extended run in New York City where it played to sold-out screenings, RUNOFF has been lauded by The New York Times, RogerEbert, Variety, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates and many more.

RUNOFF was directed and written by Kimberly Levin. It tells the story of a woman driven to desperate lengths when her family is threatened from their land. Shot entirely on working farms, the film takes us into the dark underbelly of agriculture, a world not often seen onscreen. The film stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13, Hostages), Neal Huff (Meek’s Cutoff, The Grand Budapest Hotel, HBO’s “The Wire” ), Alex Shaffer (Win Win, The Lifeguard) and Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Nixon, Out of the Furnace, Die Hard 2).

LOS ANGELES
Opens July 24
Laemmle’s Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Boulevard
Get your tickets here 

Special Events for Los Angeles Screening:

July 29 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin, Cast Member, Tom Bower & Director/Writer/Producer, Rose Troche (Go Fish, The L Word, The Safety of Objects, Concussion) following 7:10 p.m. screening

July 30 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin; Producer, Kurt Pitzer & Special Guest TBA following 7:10 p.m. screening

CLAREMONT
Opens July 24
Laemmle’s Claremont 5, 450 West Second Street
Get your tickets here

 


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freaking amazing old german farming films

Landwirtschaft gestern: Heinzen und Pupen (1942)

Totally classic, romantic, dramatic, vintage farming film! Includes all the greatest tropes in farming: haymaking, stooking corn, building fences…
Leben und Arbeit in der Landwirtschaft ca. 1958
Interesting documentation of semi-mechanized agriculture and the coolest hay machine this side of the Industrial Revolution. Added bonus: great kitten cameo at 6:46.
“German UFA documentary film showing a year in life of an Austrian farming family in the Alps.”
This one is going to make your Winter chores look like a relaxed evening stroll through a rose garden.


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free viewing of “Grazers: A Cooperative Story” april 30th in ballston spa, ny

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will host a free(!) viewing of the film Grazers: A Cooperative Story.
When: Thursday, April 30th 2015 at 7pm at the 4-H Training Center
Where: 556 Middleline Road Ballston Spa, NY
Why: New York State loses a farm every three days, and with it a way of life, generations of farming knowledge, small town infrastructure and a whole landscape. Filmed over the course of two-years, Grazers: A Cooperative Story follows a group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they create a beef cooperative to hold on to their failing farms. Grazers explores the demise of the family farm and rural landscape and the emergence of a new, local food movement that links country and city in an effort to improve food quality and retain local farms.
How: The viewing is free, however pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 518-885-8995 to register. Visit http://www.grazersfilm.com/ or contact Carter Older at co263@cornell.edu for more information.


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the ultimate woman farmer romance!

Far from the Madding Crowd is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy’s Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love. It tells of the dashing Sergeant Troy whose rakish philosophy of life was ‘…the past was yesterday; never, the day after’. And lastly, of the introverted and reclusive gentleman farmer, Mr Boldwood, whose love fills him with ‘…a fearful sense of exposure’, when he first sets eyes on Bathsheba.


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a small good thing

The Greenhorns strongly recommends filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll’s  A Small Good Thing, a film that feels far larger in its emotional depth than its name might suggest. It tells five stories of “people moving away from a philosophy of “more is better” toward a more holistic conception of happiness — one based on a close connection to their bodies and health, to the natural world, and to the greater good.”

Three men cleaning large green vegetable leaves in large plastic buckets in Rwanda.

Photo of Gardens for Health International in Rwanda as shown on the film’s website, http://asmallgoodthingfilm.com.

Watch the trailer (careful, it’ll throw a thinking wrench in your day and may make your eyes well up a little) and see the film in Massachusetts at the following times and places. We’ll see you there!

Boston International Film Festival
April 18 and 20, 2015

Saturday,  April 18, 2015
Broadway Pictures Entertainment Inc. Studio
9A Hamilton Place Boston, MA 02108
5:00pm – 6:30pm (Session 13)

Monday, April 20, 2015
Broadway Pictures Entertainment Inc. Studio
9A Hamilton Place Boston, MA 02108
11:00am-1:30pm (Session 24)

Berkshire International Film Festival
MAY 28 – 31, 2015
Visit biffma.org for more information.

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