Midwest Film Festival screens Greener Pastures at the Gene Siskel Center

Midwest Film Festival (MFF) features Greener Pastures at the Gene Siskel Film Center on April 24th at 6:30pm.

This documentary follows the lives of four dairy farmers and their struggles in today’s business and agricultural landscape throughout the last five years. Director Samuel-Ali Mirpoorian’s film unflinchingly shows the bold fight affecting these folks as they try to keep their businesses and lives afloat in our changing country and evolving world.

The film delves deep into the lives of these individuals living and working in rural America, whose work touches countless lives across the country. Yet, despite their best efforts to carry on their businesses, which in some cases have lasted generations, everything from climate change to political and economic obstacles increasingly make their livelihoods seem less and less sustainable. What is presented is a day to day snapshot of folks dealing with personal difficulties, organizing for change, finding solace in their families and communities, and simply trying to get by.

MFF Event Coordinator, Carlos Rogelio Diaz states, “This is simply a must see film that adds context to things we as consumers may at times take for granted.”

“Greener Pastures tells the raw and beautiful story of the Midwest’s thriving agriculture industry and the individuals who are at its core. From the struggles they face to the triumphs they achieve, this film will resonate with audiences far beyond those with an interest in farming. We are proud to present ‘Greener Pastures’ as a must-see feature of our 2023 festival season and cannot wait to share it with our community.” remarks MFF Executive Director, Erica Duffy.

In 2023, Midwest Film Festival will screen various programs on the last Monday of each month. All information can be found at www.midwestfilm.com. Established in 2005, MFF is an organization committed to the film scene of the Midwest and is dedicated to strengthening the Midwest filmmaking community. Events like this one look to foster creators seeking to gain a foothold in the industry.

The evening’s schedule will consist of a 6:30pm NETWORKING RECEPTION followed by the SCREENING, FILMMAKER Q&A, and AFTER PARTY.

Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, and $7 for Gene Siskel Film Center members. Tickets are available here and at the Gene Siskel Film Center website.

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