THE GARDEN (USA, 2008, 80 min.)

An Excellent Documentary!  A case study in how hardball politics is played .. .The Garden is

a potent human drama.                                         —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

An unflinching look at backroom deals, green politics, racial discord, money, poverty, and power. At a moment when food, energy and environmental crises confront us at every turn, The Garden serves as a powerful symbol of the larger world around us. Through the eyes of the farmers, owners and challengers to South Central Farm, the largest community garden in the United States, in a mostly Latino neighborhood of Los Angeles, we follow the farmers’ struggle to preserve their livelihood despite unspeakable odds. Their uncompromising resistance is an inspiration for all. Directed and produced by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Winner of the Sterling U.S. Feature Award, 2008 SilverDocs. 2009 Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Avalon members, $6.50; Seniors/Students/Children, $7.50; Nonmembers, $10. For tickets, please visit and click on “Special Events” or purchase at the door.

Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW

(Metrobuses: L2, L4)

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