Til the Cows Come Home

Proceeds of this documentary premiere are going to the Pen Farm Herd Coop.
Sponsored by:
The Screening Room, The Kingston Arts Council, and The Kingston Canadian Film Festival.

For two days in the late summer of 2010, hundreds of angry protesters stood in front of Frontenac Prison Farm in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, ready to block cattle trucks brought in to remove the hundred-year-old prize dairy herd. The dramatic standoff between protesters and police lasted two days, through pouring rain and hot sun. It was front page news across the country.  An army of black-clad police arrested twenty-four people. The youngest woman arrested was 14, the oldest, 85. Til The Cows Come Home tells the story behind this extraordinary display of civil disobedience, filled with gripping confrontations and a cast of colorful characters, from irate farmers to passionate nuns to endearing ex-cons. It asks provocative questions about the Canadian government's alarming approach to criminal justice, food security....and democracy itself. 

Til The Cows Come Home is a labour of love for four Kingston-based filmmakers: Clarke Mackey is an award-winning Canadian producer-director (The Only Thing You Know, Taking Care, Degrassi Junior High) and former Head of The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University. Lenny Epstein is known best for his short films and acclaimed online music video series, TV Desserts. He teaches video production at St. Lawrence College and Queen's University. Elementary school teacher Elaine Foreman edited films in Toronto for many years, including the work of directors Ron Mann and Richard Pearce, as well as documentaries for TVOntario and the CBC. Jamie Swift is a veteran journalist, author of a dozen books and longtime documentary producer for CBC Radio.

Catch this documentary June 23rd at 7:00pm and 9:15pm at The Screening Room.
Reception at 6:15pm featuring live music by Chris Brown.
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For more information: http://www.prisonfarmfilm.org/
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