The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

When:
10/04/2019 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
2019-04-10T19:45:00+01:00
2019-04-10T21:45:00+01:00
Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek
ST13 6AD.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
01538 386112

Based on Michael Pollan’s bestseller, this intriguing documentary examines the ways that humans rely on (and relate to) four key plants: the apple, potato, tulip, and marijuana. We’ve always had the notion that we are in charge, but what if they have been controlling us and using us for their own ends? Narrated by Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Mo.) it looks at the relationship from each plant’s perspective. When that happens, things start to look very different and we become aware that we’re just part of nature’s web and not outside it. In that respect these plants become critical mirrors for us to view our position in the global ecosystem.

USA 2009 120 min 

 

Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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