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Family Film: Song of the Sea
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Family Film: Song of the Sea
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Sun Aug 7 | 12pm
Sun Aug 14 | 12pm
Sun Aug 21 | 12pm
Sun Aug 28 | 12pm
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Summary: Directed by Tomm Moore Starring Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt English 1 hr 33 mins, rated PG From the creators of the... Read More

Directed by Tomm Moore
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt
English
1 hr 33 mins, rated PG

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
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Tues Aug 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 31 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 1 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Directed by Werner Herzog English 1 hr 38 mins, PG-13 In LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the... Read More

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
Directed by Werner Herzog
English
1 hr 38 mins, PG-13


In LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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Five Nights in Maine
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Five Nights in Maine
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Fri Sept 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 3 | 2pm
Sun Sept 4 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Five Nights in Maine Written & Directed by Maris Curran Starring  David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, and Rosie Perez 1 hr 22 mins, rated NR Sherwin considers... Read More

Five Nights in Maine
Written & Directed by Maris Curran
Starring  David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, and Rosie Perez
1 hr 22 mins, rated NR


Sherwin considers himself a good man, though flawed like any other. He is deeply in love with his wife, Fiona. When she starts acting distant after returning from a visit with her estranged and ill mother, he shows concern. Soon, their conversations lead to fights, the worst in their marriage. He learns that she can no longer imagine herself as a mother, leaving him confused and angry and their marriage in splinters. Before there can be resolution, Fiona dies in an auto accident after driving distractedly on the freeway. Sherwin is devastated. All that is dear to him, his wife, his sense of self and his future, vanish. In the middle of his grief, Sherwin receives a phone call from the person he least expects, Fiona’s mother. She invites him to visit her in rural Maine, saying: “It might do us both some good.” Sherwin decides to go to Maine, and embarks on an unlikely journey of healing, compassion and empathy.

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Family Film: Phantom Boy
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Family Film: Phantom Boy
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Sun Sept 4 | 12pm
Sun Sept 11 | 12pm
Sun Sept 18 | 12pm
Sun Sept 25 | 12pm
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Summary: Phantom Boy Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol Overdubbed in English Starring Fred Armisen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jared Padalecki, Marcus D’angelo,... Read More

Phantom Boy
Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol
Overdubbed in English
Starring Fred Armisen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jared Padalecki, Marcus D’angelo, Melissa Disney and Dana Snyder
1 hr 24 mins, PG


The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

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Life, Animated
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Life, Animated
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Tues Sept 6 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 7 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 9 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 10 | 2pm
Sun Sept 11 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Life, Animated Directed by Roger Ross Williams English 1 hr 31 mins, PG From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the... Read More

Life, Animated
Directed by Roger Ross Williams
English
1 hr 31 mins, PG


From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.

 

Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

 

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.

 

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

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Dark Horse
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Dark Horse
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Tues Sept 13 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs Sept 15 | 2pm
Fri Sept 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 17 | 2pm
Sun Sept 18 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Dark Horse Directed by Louise Osmond English 1 hr 25 mins, PG Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of... Read More

Dark Horse
Directed by Louise Osmond
English
1 hr 25 mins, PG


Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
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Tues Sept 20 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 21 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 22 | 2pm, 6pm 8pm
Fri Sept 23 | 2pm
Sun Sept 25 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Directed by Morgan Neville English PG-13, 1 hr 36 mins Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group... Read More

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Directed by Morgan Neville
English
PG-13, 1 hr 36 mins


Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.


The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.


Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY
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Summary: Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more... Read More

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.


In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.


HOW WILL ART HOUSE THEATER DAY BE CELEBRATED?
Every theater is unique, and the Art House Theater Day celebrations will reflect that. But one invariable is that every event will be special. Several film distributors are offering exclusive programs that you will only be able to see on Art House Theater Day at participating theaters (keep an eye on our news feed for announcements).


Participants will also have special film ephemera and other exclusive items to giveaway. Add to that your own locality’s unique filmmaker visits, live music and parties, and there is an abundance of festivities to look forward to on September 24!

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - A Town Called Panic: The Specials
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - A Town Called Panic: The Specials
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Sat Sept 24 | 12pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: A Town Called Panic: The Specials Directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier English 1 hr 5 mins, rated NR Come visit A Town Called Panic, with two... Read More

A Town Called Panic: The Specials
Directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier
English
1 hr 5 mins, rated NR


Come visit A Town Called Panic, with two award-winning new specials from the Academy Award®-nominated directors of Ernest & Celestine.


With disarming wit and hilarious visuals, A Town Called Panic revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In “Christmas Panic,” their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents. But the boys figure they can still save Christmas... if they break into their neighbor’s house to steal his yule log! In “Back to School Panic,” a class assignment yields a special prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to try and sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a sodium-packed world of pig cops riding in bacon cars and sausage cycles.

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Time Bandits
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Time Bandits
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Sat Sept 24 | 3pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Time Bandits Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm & more... English 1 hr 53... Read More

Time Bandits
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm & more...
English
1 hr 53 mins, rated PG


In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Danny Says
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Danny Says
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Sat Sept 24 | 7pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Danny Says Directed by Brendan Toller Starring Danny Fields, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone & more... English 1 hr 48 mins, rated NR Danny... Read More

Danny Says
Directed by Brendan Toller
Starring Danny Fields, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone & more...
English
1 hr 48 mins, rated NR


Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond.  Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient.  Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

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The 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
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The 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
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Tues Sept 27 | 2pm
Wed Sept 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Thurs Sept 29 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Oct 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Manhattan Short Film Festival Various directors 2 hours, rated NR The Manhattan Short Film Festival gathers over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in... Read More

Manhattan Short Film Festival
Various directors
2 hours, rated NR


The Manhattan Short Film Festival gathers over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in cinemas, museums and universities for one purpose: to view and vote on the Finalist's Films in the 19th Annual Festival. Each finalist selected will be eligible to enter the Oscars.

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Our Health Film Series: Alive Inside
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Our Health Film Series: Alive Inside
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Tues Sept 27 | 7pm | Free with online reservation here

Summary: Alive Inside Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett 1 hour 15 minutes Not Rated ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our... Read More

Alive Inside
Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett
1 hour 15 minutes
Not Rated

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

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SEED: The Untold Story
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SEED: The Untold Story
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Tues Oct 4 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs Oct 6 | 2pm
Fri Oct 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Oct 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Oct 9 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: SEED: The Untold Story Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz Starring Winona LaDuke, Andrew Kimbell, Vandana Shiva, and Dr. Jane Goodall English 1 hr... Read More

SEED: The Untold Story
Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz
Starring Winona LaDuke, Andrew Kimbell, Vandana Shiva, and Dr. Jane Goodall
English
1 hr 33 mins, NR


Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real sense, they are life itself.


Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. In less than a cen- tury of industrial agriculture, our once abundant seed diversity—painstakingly created by an- cient farmers and gardeners over countless millennia—has been drastically winnowed down to a handful of mass-produced varieties. Under the spell of industrial “progress” and a lust for profit, our quaint family farmsteads have given way to mechanized agribusinesses sowing genetically identical crops on a monstrous scale. Recent news headlines suggest that Irish his- tory may already be repeating in our globalized food system. Articles in the New York Times and other mainstream sources report the impending collapse of the world’s supplies of ba- nanas, oranges, coffee and coconuts—all due to a shortsighted over-reliance on a single, frag- ile variety. Without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall.


More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable story of seeds is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives. For eons, cultures around the world have believed seeds to be our birthright: a covenant with the earth shared by all and passed down across generations. But today, our seeds are increasingly private property held in cor- porate hands. A cadre of ten agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Mon- santo) now controls more than two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Genetically modified crops (GMOs) engineered in their sterile laboratories dominate farmers’ fields and dinner tables in the United States and countries around the world.


Farmers from Minnesota to Madhya Pradesh, India toil in economic thrall to the “Gene Giants,” paying hefty licensing fees to plant their patented crops. If they attempt to save their own seed at the end of a season, following a tradition practiced by humans for over 12,000 years, they face ruthless prosecution. (Suffering under this indentured servitude, over 250,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in the last 20 years.)


People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds for our future. In recent months, March Against Monsanto protests have rallied millions in more than 400 cities and 50 countries to the cause of seed freedom. Ballot initiatives to label genetically modified foods have been proposed in U.S. cities from California to Connecticut—a direct threat to the profits of the Gene Giants and their Big Food cronies. Seed libraries, community gardens, and a new generation of passionate young farmers are cropping up to shift the balance toward a more sustainable and sovereign seed paradigm. A David and Goliath battle is underway, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.


The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway jugger- naut of industrial agriculture and the ecological, cultural, and spiritual destruction in its wake, seeds offer us a profound chance to restore mutual harmony between people and planet. They are the eternal promise of an abundant new world waiting to be born. But the time for this redemption is running out. In telling this story, we aim to bring into clear focus the beauty, hope, and magic that seeds represent for humanity at this critical juncture.

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