09 November 2008

SFI partners with IMA for film showing: The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Sunday, December 14, 2:30 pm
The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd.

John Peterson is an artistic soul with a lasting connection to his northern Illinois land. This documentary captures the inherent drama of one man's agricultural life, peppered with his entertaining eccentricities (tractor riding in drag), spiritual quests, and eventual rise from the ashes.

Director Taggart Siegel combines 8-millimeter home movies with video to craft a visual tapestry of Peterson's personal evolution—his Rockwellian youth on the farm, the flamboyant 60s, the failure of family farms in the age of agribusiness, and the rise of Community Supported Agriculture and Peterson's business today, Angelic Organics.

Purchase tickets at the door or at http://www.imamuseum.org/
$4 IMA Members and Slow Food Indy members; $8 Public

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