Documentary film festival launches third year at Carnegie Library

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library launches its third annual "docfest @ the carnegie" documentary film festival this Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Library Annex Meeting Room.

The first film shown in the series is "The Real Dirt on Farmer John," 2007. It is described as an epic tale of life of a Midwestern farmer who bravely transforms his farm amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors about his character, and even arson. He succeeds in creating a revolutionary form of large-scale organic agriculture in rural America. The film has won numerous film festival awards including one at the Newport International Film Festival.

Film series organizer, Library Director Jean Elderwind, says, "this film is perfect for a community such as ours with our large number dedicated organic growers. It is also a fascinating story of how mistrust can develop in a town when someone little different from the rest tries to do something that has never been done. And the film is very funny too!" She adds, "I think documentary films have a great potential audience in this area but we have limited options to view new documentaries. Here is a chance to watch several documentaries together this fall."

In the coming weeks she will show "The Children of Chabannes" on Oct. 17, "Nine Good Teeth" on Nov. 7, and "War Dance" on Nov. 14.

All films are for mature audiences and admission is free. For further information, call (479) 253-8754 or

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