Saint Louis University will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Garden and will feature a talk by and Q-and-A with director Scott Kennedy from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Carlo Auditorium of Tegeler Hall. The event is open and free to all.
Kennedy's film, six years in the making, documents the struggle of a community of Latinos in South Central Los Angeles to fight corruption and local politicking in order to save their public garden from demolition and redevelopment. The film's themes of urban decay and reclamation are all-too-relevant to our own city, while the LA denizens' struggles resonate strongly with the Jesuit commitment to social justice and service to humanity.
The event is sponsored by SLU Film Studies, Micah House, and the departments of English and public policy studies, and is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. This will be the first time SLU has hosted a SLIFF screening.