Life, Faith and Urban Farming

The life and happenings of an unconventional pastor and urban farmer living in the city with a family of five.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

film kitchen

Last night we were supposed to have a meeting to talk about the Spiritual Formation and the Open Door. We do this about once a month. Alyssa told be about a film being shown at by Pittsburgh Film Makers about East Liberty and the recent historic changes taking place in our neighborhood. I suggested we go see the film instead of having another meeting. The group went for it. We ended up seeing four different short films. Two by a student at Point Park. One about a tiny museum near Meadville at one of the homes of John Brown, the early abolitionist who helped start the Civil War. The last film was about the blighted apartment buildings in East Liberty coming down last summer. It was about a 15 minute excerpt from a film on our neighborhood that will eventually be a two hour documentary. I'd love to get a chance to talk with the film's maker, Chris Ivey. His film deals with all the issues of race, poverty, violence, gentrification, and reconciliation that the Open Door is trying to deal with.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

If you want to see more on John Brown, I stumbled upon an old Ronnie Reagan movie about him called "Santa Fe Trail". Let me know if you'd be interested in watching it sometime! Thanks for suggesting the movie night. It was good to see more about the East End.