The Movie of the Week

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"Brooklyn Farmer," a documentary about the building of the world's largest rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, premieres this Saturday at DOC NYC film festival. Photo: Brooklyn Grange

“Brooklyn Farmer,” a documentary about the building of the world’s largest rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, premieres this Saturday at DOC NYC film festival. Photo: Brooklyn Grange

When Brooklyn Grange decided to open a second location in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, they became the operators of the world’s largest rooftop farm. Today, we can all reap the benefits of the hard work they’ve sown at their farmer’s markets and through their CSA program, but to get the backstory of how its urban farmers found themselves the stewards of over 40,000 pounds of organic produce every year, you’ll have to watch Brooklyn Farmer, a new documentary by {group theory}, which premieres this Saturday, Nov. 16, at the DOC NYC film festival as part of its Shorts: People and Places presentation. As I learned myself this summer, there’s a lot more that goes into growing plants in urban environs than you might think. Here is the trailer for the film. You can purchase tickets to the premiere here.–JG

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