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02/15/2012

Film, dinner at Jack London



The Organic Life, a Sonoma farm-life documentary by local filmmaker Casey Beck, will have a work-in-progress sneak preview followed by a farm-to-table dinner prepared by the chefs of the girl & the fig at the House of Happy Walls in Jack London State Park, 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.

The Organic Life is a yearlong chronicle of life on a Sonoma farm, where young farmer Austin Blair re-embraces the traditional agriculture practices that built America. It’s a story filled with sweat and blisters, sun and rain, as Austin and his fellow farmers struggle to sustain one of the world’s most ancient livelihoods the old-fashioned way. Join a die-hard group of Sonoma farmers on their journey to make a sustainable living in the 21st century and find out what it takes for your local farmer to produce that juicy, heirloom tomato.

The film was directed by Sonoma-based Casey Beck, who has produced a number of award-winning documentaries. The Organic Life is Casey’s first feature-length documentary.

The work-in-progress screening will be followed by a family style dinner prepared by the culinary team from the girl & the fig with seasonal, local produce provided by Paul’s Produce, and wines provided by Tony Coturri from his winery on Sonoma Mountain.

The screening of The Organic Life is a fundraiser to help complete this timely documentary, as well as a forum for community discussions on food, agriculture, sustainability, and the role of the arts.

Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, contact Dreamers and Heroes Events at 939-5357. To learn more about The Organic Life documentary project visit www.TheOrganicLifeMovie.com.






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