DCTV (87 Lafayette St., Manhattan)
$8-12 in advance
From the Peabody-winning co-creators of King Corn comes Truck Farm, a new documentary telling the story of an old truck, a new kind of farming, and the future of food in the American city.
Truck Farm takes a look at the quirky world of urban agriculture. Using green roof technology and heirloom seeds, filmmaker Ian Cheney plants a garden on the only land he’s got: the back of his Grandad’s old pickup truck. Once the truck bed begins to sprout, he and the Truck Farm set out to explore the rooftops, barges and windows that represent New York City’s newest edible oases. The film is a whimsical call-to-farms, featuring nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber, and musical narration by Brooklyn’s new sound The Fishermen Three. It premiered in January at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in California, earning a special Honorable Mention from the festival’s jury.