Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)
Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)
Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)
Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)
Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)
Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)
Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)

Evolution of Organic (Host a Screening)

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    • Directed by: Mark Kitchell
    • Released: 2017 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 87 min 
Language: English
Includes Closed Captioning
Subjects: Environmental Studies, Science & Nature, Agriculture

We're proud to be working with Academy Award-nominated environmental filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) to distribute his newest film to communities across the US and Canada. 

Evolution of Organic's nationwide screening campaign has already scheduled 40+ events and is growing every day.

Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream – split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people, and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. Evolution of Organic is narrated by Frances McDormand and features music from The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mallett, Country Joe & The Fish, and David Gans.

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  • San Francisco Green Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington DC
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA   
  • Bioneers Conference, Marin Co., CA
  • Hoes Down Festival at Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley, Yolo Co., CA
  • Carmel Film Festival, Carmel, CA
  • G2 Green Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bellingham WA premiere hosted by Community Co-op, Pickford Theatre
  • Willits Grange, hosted by Now and Then series, Willits, Mendocino Co., CA
  • Fresno premiere hosted by Cine Culture, CSU Fresno
  • Farmers Guild conference, North San Diego Co., CA
  • Alameda Backyard Growers, Alameda, CA                 
  • Sierra Club dinner, East Bay chapter, Berkeley, CA
  • World Community Film Festival, Courtenay, BC, Canada
  • Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival, Gainesville, FL
  • Transitions Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station, West Marin, CA
  • One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL
  • Rancho LaPuerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
  • Salt Spring Island Film Festival, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
  • North Olympic Peninsula Farming Film Festival, Port Townsend
  • Farmers Guild-Raising, Davis CA                  

...and many more!


"Organic" has become such a garden variety term that few us give much thought to how this movement might’ve originated. Consequently, Mark Kitchell’s insightful documentary makes for engrossing—and for some viewers, wonderfully nostalgic—viewing as it retraces the first steps of the motley, rebellious pioneers who thumbed their noses at chemical farming and set in motion a wave of change. Much more than just backstory, however, Evolution is essential viewing thanks to the glimpses it offers of the sustainable alternatives waiting on the horizon. Frances McDormand brings a light touch as narrator, taking us chapter by chapter from sun-drenched 1960s counter-culture to a future—if we guide or support it—that is sustainable and delicious..." - Vancouver International Film Festival


Director, writer and producer – Mark Kitchell is best known for Berkeley in the Sixties, a classic that has become one of the defining films about the protest movements that shook America during the 1960s. More recently he made A Fierce Green Fire, the first film to bring together all the major parts of the environmental movement. It was a big success, peaking with national broadcast on American Masters on Earth Day 2014.

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