“Homegrown” (http://www.homegrown-film.com/about.html) documents the remarkable Dervaes family, a father, son, and two daughters who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California (http://www.dervaesgardens.com/).
Living off the grid, they harvest more than 6,000 pounds of produce on less than a quarter-acre of land, make their own biodiesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a Web site that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film offers an intimate portrait of urban pioneers living a “Little House on the Prairie” existence in the 21st century.
The filmmaker, Robert McFalls, will be attending and hosting a Q&A panel after the film. The panel will also include Brett Palmier (of Biver Farms), Joy Stinger (who raises chickens and tends bees in Clayton), and Kimberly Henricks (Slow Food St. Louis co-leader).
Advance tickets for this program are on sale at the Tivoli box. Box-office hours are 5-10 pm Monday-Friday and 2-10 pm Saturday-Sunday. No phone sales. For tickets online, visit tickets.landmarktheatres.com. There is a a $1 per-ticket service charge for advance tickets, which may be picked up at the box-office window.
Individual tickets are $10 each or $8 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with current and valid ID.