American Theatre to host premiere of sustainable gardening doc 'The Garden Summer' (Update: Second screening at Sottile)

Updates are at the bottom:

The Garden Summer project was a social experiment set up by Charleston resident Hailey Wist in the summer of 2010. The question she sought to answer: What happens when five technology-age suburbanites live in the country and grow a garden together? What are the priorities? The points of contention?

The group lived in a small cabin, grew a large garden, ate only from a 100-mile radius, sold at a local farmers market, and hosted a field feast. The project was a grassroots, community-based, social experiment - and a wholelotof fun.

Nearly two years later, the documentary shot during the group's adventure on a farm in rural Arkansas is premiering at the American Theatre.

The screening is set for Wednesday, February 22, and tickets are on sale now. A pre-screening mingle starts at 7 p.m. with complimentary farm cocktails, popcorn and green carpet photos. The film will begin at 8 p.m.

Update April 12: On Monday, April 16th, The Garden Summer will be screened for a second time at that Sottile Theatre on the College of Charleston campus at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 (cash or checks only) and free for all CofC students with a valid ID. Proceeds from the evening will go to CofC Clean Eats as well as Slow Food Charleston.