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ITHACA, NY – John Legend produced documentary “Can You Dig This” will have its Ithaca premiere on December 3rd at a special event hosted by Moosewood Restaurant.

Can You Dig This explores the urban gardening revolution taking root in South Central Los Angeles and cities around the world. The Delirio Films production, executive produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co., follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely “gangster gardeners” who discover what happens when they put their hands in the soil, cultivating transformation in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in the country.

Can You Dig This features the new, original song “Skyway” written and performed by John Legend as well as a unique original score composed by TV On The Radio’s David Andrew Sitek. The film made its world premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, where it took home the Jury Award. Among the cast is the original “gangster gardener” Ron Finley, who also serves as an executive producer.

View the trailer at: https://vimeo.com/142570527.

Hosted by Moosewood Restaurant, the premiere will take place at Cinemapolis at 7:00PM. Moosewood will host a pre-movie reception at 6:30PM (food by Moosewood) and a talk-back on farming, urban gardening, and food sovereignty with community leaders and Tompkins County farmers Damon Brangman and Rafael Aponte after the show.

This film is being screened in association with Gathr Films, a platform that is helping to bring this film to cities across America via a special theatrical-on-demand model. Anyone, anywhere in the country can request additional screenings by visiting the film’s website atwww.canyoudigthisfilm.com and clicking on the “screenings” tab.

Reserve special screening tickets here: http://gathr.us/screening/13581
For more information about this screening of CAN YOU DIG THIS,
Contact: Wynnie Stein, wynniestein@hotmail.com, 323-512-4100
For press inquiries or other information, please visit: http://canyoudigthisfilm.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanYouDigThisFilm Twitter: @canudigthisfilm #plantsomeshit

About Delirio Films

Delirio Films is an artist-centered film & commercial production company that develops, finances, and produces feature films, documentaries and docu-series. Delirio strives to find strong, inspirational characters and discover fascinating new stories and worlds. Over the past 6 years, its films have premiered at Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, and Tribeca and have seen both critical and commercial success.

The company’s first feature documentary Blue Blood (BBC Storyville/Warner UK) was dubbed by Variety as “one of the best sports films in recent memory”. No Place on Earth premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival before a nationwide theatrical release with Magnolia Pictures and eventual TV broadcast on the History Channel.

The Short Game, executive produced by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, won the audience award at SXSW and went on to become Netflix’s first Original film. Delirio premiered its first docu-series this past spring on the Esquire network and has its 2nd show now in production at TLC

Most recently, Delirio had a work in progress screening of LoveTrue, a new feature documentary by director Alma Har’el and executive producer Shia Labeouf, at this years’ Tribeca Film Festival. Currently they have 2 films in post-production slated for festival release in early 2016.

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at msmith@ithacavoice.com, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.