Special Screening - SEED: The Untold Story • Sunday, March 5, 2017
4pm, Seed workshop with Laura Maher • 6pm, Film Screening, followed by Director Q&A
$18 Presale Ticket • Price includes Snacks by Sqirl
Sqirl Restaurant is partnering with ENDPAIN to present a special screening of the award-winning documentary, SEED: The Untold Story, on Sunday, March 5 followed by a Q&A with Director Taggart Siegel, and David King from the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA). The screening will include a workshop on seed saving led by organic gardener Laura Maher. Please join us for this inspiring event in the fight for seed sustainability and diversity.
From the filmmakers of Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?, SEED: The Untold Story is about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food. The film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona LaDuke.
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
SEED is executive produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).
The workshop and screening will be held at 2231 South Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90064, the future site of a new Restaurant from Chef Jessica Koslow, and headquarters of ENDPAIN, an organization dedicated to reimagining the way we think and talk about pain by shifting narratives in our personal lives and in society.
“RARE DOCUMENTARY FROM FILMMAKERS WHO ARE NOT JUST CAPABLE BUT ALSO IN LOVE WITH THEIR CRAFT...A WONDER...”
— VILLAGE VOICE
“THE FRIGHTENING BEAUTY OF SEED IS THE CLARITY WITH WHICH IT DEFINES THE MISSION OF SEED-SAVERS MAINTAINING AGRICULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS, WHATEVER THE WORLD THEY INHERIT; IT’S BLUNTLY PERSUASIVE.”
—FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
PARKING NOTE // Parking is limited! When possible, please carpool, Uber/Lyft, bike or take public transportation. ENDPAIN is directly adjacent to the Santa Monica Expo Line and a seven-minute walk from Bundy Station.