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    Dirt The Movie

    Dirt The Movie

    Presented by Monterey County Film Commission

    April 11, 2010

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    DIRT! The Movie Free Community Film Screening Monterey, CA – DIRT! The Movie premiered at Sundance in 2009 and has been organically growing its roots in communities across America. A free community screening of the film will be held on Sunday April 11th at the Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Compost demonstrations, a seed exchange, seed-ball making sessions, a community PARK(ing) intervention and the unveiling of Monterey Green Action’s Community Bulletin Board will all begin at 4pm in front of the auditorium. The film screening will begin at 6pm, followed by a live streaming video question and answer session with the filmmakers. Directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow (and inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt, the Ecstatic Skin of the Earth) DIRT! The Movie transports us deep inside the living world of our soil. The story of our most valuable, yet underappreciated, source of life is woven into a fabric of colorful animated sketches, personal stories from farmers, activists, children, wine makers, physicists, religious leaders and anthropologists where we learn "dirt is very much alive." Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, this story is more than a movie- it is a very real call to action: "The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again." WHO: Persons interested in gardening, farming, sustainability, film, community, the environment, teachers, students, etc. WHEN: APRIL 11, 2010: 4pm Community Demonstrations and Reception; 6pm Film Screening WHERE: Irvine Auditorium, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 499 Pierce Street COST: FREE HOSTS: Monterey County Film Commission, Pesticide Watch Education Fund, Monterey Green Action and Independent Television Service (ITVS)

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        Irvine Auditorium, MIIS

        499 Pierce Street
        Monterey, CA 93940

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        April 11, 2010


        Sunday, APRIL 11, 2010, 5 pm

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