The Garden is a documentary about the 14-acre garden in South Central, the only one of its kind and size in the US. The website describes it this way:
The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.
But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.
I saw the trailer last week before Tyson (not to miss) and knew I had to see this. The passion, violence, growth out of destruction, immigrant-community flavor of this story is what I can relate to living in this city.
There are special screenings around LA, you can find out more here. For the time being it’s at the Laemmle in Pasadena. Link and theater info below.
Laemmle Playhouse 7
673 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101