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Movie Occupy the Farm now showing in Portland

Synopsis: OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of a community's fight to save public land for urban farming. When 200 farmers march to the gates of the last farmland in the urban East Bay near Oakland, they don't carry signs protesting University of California's plans to build a shopping center. Instead, they carry tents, tools and 15,000 seedlings. They clip the padlock off the gate and march onto the fields. What happens next will change the fate of the land and introduce a new strategy for activism. From tilling soil and watering vegetables to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a resourceful, creative, and determined community responding with direct action to a serious social need: access to healthy food.

You can read much more about the history and movement here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_the_Farm
My friend Martin and I went to see the movie, Occupy the Farm, Saturday afternoon at Lloyd Cinema (see info on the theater below). It was INSPIRATIONAL how 200 farmers worked together for YEARS. PLEASE see this movie. There were only TWO PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, myself and Martin. This movie is a must see, and needs your support. It runs through Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Theater info:

Regal Lloyd Center Cinema 10 and IMAX is at the corner of NE Multnomah and NE 16th in Portland. There is a big parking lot there. Martin and I are going Saturday via MAX.

Address: 1510 Northeast Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232
Phone:(503) 287-0338

They actually answered the phone when I called for times. It runs Fri Nov 14 at 12:00pm to Thu Nov 20 at 11:00pm

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Thanks for posting this. It's a good film. There were only three people in the theater when I went. It's showing for only two more days if you want to see it.