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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

SPACE Gallery

538 Congress St.

PortlandME 04101 

 THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

and

SUNDAY OCTOBER 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM

$8 ($6 for Space Gallery members, MFT members, and PFC members)

DOORS OPEN 1/2 HOUR BEFORE START TIME

LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt – all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.

Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape.  Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film – a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.

Presented with Space Gallery and Portland Food Co-op

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Date:
October 12, 2017
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7:00 pm
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Space Gallery
538 Congress St
Portland,
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