Friday, September 25, 2009

Mount Pleasant Movie in the Park and Sidewalk Sale

Mount Pleasant Movies in the Park returns this Saturday. Mount Pleasant Main Street will screen the recent indie flick King Corn. It's a documentary about two fellows who literally grow a plot of corn and track the plant's journey through food-dom right up until human consumption.

Can a film about one of the most ubiquitous American plant foods be interesting? Most of my friends say so. And I'm inclined to agree. The film touches on other issues like the federal farm bill, genetically modified foods, nutrition and agribusiness. As they say, you'll never think of corn the same again.

But that's not all! Also happening before the movie starts: live music in the park and an urban gardening demo by the Neighborhood Farm Initiative. Businesses along Mount Pleasant Street will also hold sidewalk sales throughout the day on Saturday.

Where: Lamont Park (Lamont and Mount Pleasant Sts NW)
When: This Saturday September 26th. 6:00pm.
Who: Presented by Mount Pleasant Main Street