This past Saturday night Ryan and I attended the opening weekend of the oscar-nominated film (that Ryan worked on as the online editor and trailer editor), The Garden, at the NuArt Theatre.
In this first photo, the man standing beneath the marquee is actually Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the director. He’d stopped to wave at us so I took his pic!
The Garden, by director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, won a Sterling award for best U.S. feature at the Silverdocs Film Festival. The Sterling Feature Jury praised the film for “its tenacity in storytelling in the face of injustice, and the filmmaker’s singular vision in bringing a gripping, dramatic, and important story to the public eye. The Garden has raw emotion, visceral energy, and nail-biting twists and turns. It unravels a complex and layered tale of the destruction of America’s largest urban farm that must not be forgotten.”
The Q&A that we attended at the NuArt was the best we’d heard yet. It’s evident that Scott is in his stride as an indie-filmmaker and has heard almost all the questions about the film he’s going to hear. He did an excellent job moderating. Also, the impassioned and intelligent audience made for a great Q&A session.