-LOOK & SEE SCREENING SEPTEMber 30, 2017-
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY:: Bloomsbury Farm is hosting a community screening of Look & See - a portrait of Wendell Berry on September 30, 2017 at 6pm CST. Wendell Berry reminds so many of us (me included!) of the importance of community and of the land -- and that they give, connect, and teach. We’re putting this into action by hosting this event for the community (not just the farmers.) Let’s see, learn, and talk, and have a lot fun of while doing it! We’re bringing the best of Sundance to Bloomsbury, and we want everyone to join us. We have teamed up with Califarmia, Mill Creek Brewing Company, The Aero Bar and Actual Food to provide food and beverages for the event, along with a collection of vendors to provide a market of sorts to celebrate our community of makers. Please watch the trailer below, read about the film and click on the BUY TICKETS tab here or at the bottom of the screen.
ABOUT THE FILM...
LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.
In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.
Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film - a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.
ABOUT THE screening...
Date:: September 30th, 2017
Time:: 6:00 pm for food/drinks etc, movie starts at 8:15pm
Location:: 9398 Del Thomas Road, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
Cost & Ticket:: Adults are $38 per person. Children aged 6-12 are $17 and kids 5 and under and free of charge. Print out your receipt and bring with you to the event for proof of purchase. This will be exchanged for your ticket to one free beer for adults.
Food & Drinks:: One Beer with an adult ticket and kids drinks are included in your cost. California Food Truck will be providing food for purchase along withThe Aero Bar and Actual Food for beverage purchases. Come movie-time, popcorn will be available free of charge.
Marketplace:: We are working on providing a marketplace of sorts for our guests that include a range of local makers and shakers for items to purchase. Once this list is complete, we will send out an email to our guests and announce on social media.
What to do and bring:: We will have designated parking areas when you arrive to the farm close to the screening site. We also suggest you BYOB (bring your own blanket.)