* *Ticket purchases for this event will close at 2pm CST today. After 2pm please call Kimberly Hartke at 703-675-5557 if you'd like to snag a ticket. * *
of Farmageddon--the Unseen War on American Family Farms
Please join us for
Opening Night Party with the Filmmaker & Movie Screening
Friday, August 26, 2011
6:00pm -- Party at Petterinos Restaurant
Enjoy Artisan Cheese & Fruit Platter, Wine, Beer and Sparkling Water, *note a tasting menu will also be offered for an additional charge
After the reception, we will then walk to the theatre to enjoy the show.
8:00pm -- Movie Premiere at Gene Siskel Center, 164 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60654
9:30pm -- Panel Discussion in Theatre Afterwards
Kathryn Pirtle, Author, Performance without Pain
TBD*****, Farmer who has experienced a raid
Max Kane, Farm buying club owner, Food Rights activist
John Moody, Farm buying club manager
9:45pm -- Optional Afterparty -- Join Kristin Canty after the movie at the Phoenix Lounge at theWit, a Doubletree Hotel 201 N.State St. Chicago, IL 60601 * unconfirmed detail
* Scroll down to bottom for parking info.
About the Film
Kristin Canty's son was healed of multiple allergies by farm fresh foods, among them raw milk. When she heard of the armed raids and seizures taking place on family farms she was horrified. And knew she had to do something about it. In this enthralling film, Canty lets the small farmers tell their stories.
For more details and to see the movie trailer, visit: http://farmageddonmovie.com/
Farmageddon was chosen as Critics Pick by the New York Times! See also,
For the film's backstory, see the publicist's blog:
Can't make this one? See other Farmageddon Events on the publicist's blog.
This event kicks off the Chicago premiere of Farmageddon. If you can't make this event, tickets are available from the Gene Siskel Center box office. The film is playing one show daily, Aug 26-29, 31.
* Note on parking: Gene Siskel Center offers parking discounts with a validation, please park only at the InterPark Self-Park at 20 E. Randolph, which is across the street from Macy's (there's also an entrance on Wabash near the corner of Randolph). Parking is $14 for 9 hours with a validation ticket, which you can obtain from the theater box office.