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# Invitation to special preview screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John   for Jan. 19
Global Exchange and People's Grocery
invite you and your guest to a
Free Preview Screening
of
THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN

 An epic American tale of life, love, death and sweet potatoes.

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 Thursday, January 19th, 2006, 7 p.m. 

Act 1 & 2 Theater
2128 Center St.
 Berkeley, CA 94704
 (510) 843 FILM

This is your screening ticket.
 Please bring it with you!

Admission is free, but suggested donations of $10 to Global Exchange and People's Grocery will be accepted.

Representatives from People’s Grocery and Global Exchange will speak at the screening and hold a question & answer session after the film.

For more information about the screening, please contact June at Global Exchange at 415-255-7296 ext 253.

NOTE!
 LIMITED SEATING!  ARRIVE EARLY!  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! 
 SCREENING MAY BE OVER-TICKETED TO ASSURE A FULL HOUSE  BUT YOU MAY SEND A REQUEST TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY EMAILING todd@globalexchange.org  BEFORE JANUARY 13th

Winner of 15 U.S. Film Festival Awards! 

The true story of John Peterson, third generation Northern  Illinois farmer. Using 50 years of richly textured footage, filmmaker Taggart Siegel weaves together Farmer John’s haunting and humorous hero’s journey of struggle, hippie days, vicious rumors and violence, the farming crisis of the 80s, death and resurrection. Through melding farming with free expression, Farmer John’s powerful story of transformation heralds a renewal of local agriculture in America.  

Visit http://www.therealdirt.net  

“Unbelievably special … a real and gripping story with insight and humor.”
Al Gore 
"A most compelling character ... Suffused with a soulful optimism as vast as the fruited plains."
Variety 

For more information about People’s Grocery and Global Exchange, please visit their websites: 
http://www.peoplesgrocery.org/
http://www.globalexchange.org 
 

# Benefit for Code Pink --  January 19 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley
Come out and hear some great music and support Code Pink!

 Bay Area Bands Play for CodePINK Campaign to Bring Home Our California  National Guard from Iraq Now

On  Thursday, January 19 at 9PM, at the Starry Plough, in Berkeley, an eclectic mix of  bay area bands will play a benefit for CodePINK, Women for Peace, www.bayareacodepink.org <http://www.bayareacodepink.org/>  and their Campaign to Bring Home Our California National Guard from Iraq.   CodePINK is a women initiated & women led grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.  

    
WHAT:         Benefit for Bay Area CodePINK Campaign to Bring Home Our California National Guard from Iraq Now
WHERE:        The Starry Plough Pub
                   3101 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, Ca 94705  (near the Ashby Bart)  (510) 841-2082
WHEN:         Thursday, January 19th, 2006  9:00 PM 
DETAILS:      $6 at the door; wheelchair accessible; 21 and over
WHO:

Famous Last Words   www.famouslastwordsband.com <http://www.famouslastwordsband.com/>  an Americana electric trio   "Artfully juxtaposes a cool 60's vibe with a modern-day sensibility...full of startling guitar work...the band jams with intensity and vision"   Mick Skidmore, Relix <http://www.relix.com/cgi-bin/content_details.php?id=1238> Magazine
http://www.relix.com/cgi-bin/content_details.php?id=1238

robert temple and his soulfolk ensemble   http://www.roberttemplemusic.com <http://www.roberttemplemusic.com/>   socially conscious soulfolk, “a man with a conscience and a sense of humor, and both are in abundant evidence on his latest CD what would YOU do? craftily nestled in some of the most funky and tuneful music I've heard lately, all the better to get the message across”  Reviewed by Gina, www.eomentertainment.com
http://www.eomentertainment.com                                                        
  Dynamic  http://www.myspace.com/dynamicisith  neo-soul hip hop They are releasing their second cd, “Hitchhiking”  Led by the vocal finesse of Kimiko Joy and the rap chops of drummer,  Darian Gray,  “Dynamic sound matches its name.” Marian Liu/ Mercury News  CONTACT: robert roberttemple com , (510) 654-2329
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.