Open Cinema season launches with innercity farming flick

Cinema In Season series kicks off just after Thanksgiving

A panel of leading food security enthusiasts is gathering for the first screening by Victoria’s Open Cinema next Wednesday (Oct. 12).

The topic is innercity farming in an unusual place: Detroit. Urban Roots: When Everything Collapses Plant Your Field of Dreams, is a documentary on the urban farming trend in the Motor City.

After the screening, a discussion opens up about urban farming initiatives in Victoria. CBC Radio One’s Khalil Akhtar will moderate; panelists are Sol Kinnis (City Harvest), Gabe Epstein (Gorge-Tillicum Urban Farmers), Kristina Bouris (City of Victoria community planner) and city councillor Philippe Lucas (Victoria Downtown Public Market Society).

The event is part of an ongoing series of food and farming events called Cinema-in-Season and will have a local food concession and cash bar.

Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are by donation, $10 to $20 is suggested. Find more details online at

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