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Check It Out: The Garden Opens in Theaters

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The once-thriving South Central collective garden. Photo courtesy Black Valley Films.

Not too long ago, LAist tried to turn you on to an absolutely wonderful documentary that hits closer to home than it ever should. It is engaging, enraging and honest. And like all documentaries, it deals with the actions and responsibilities of those around us, for better or (often) worse. It is The Garden.

When LAist last caught up with this film, it was at The Schindler House for a MAK Center event back in October, and the timing couldn’t have been better. Warm breezes, outdoor seating, and complimentary cocktails. And while a lot has happened since October (see also: Obama), The Garden has been quietly gaining steam and recognition for its honest approach to the once-beautiful South Central community garden.