The Botany of Desire - Film Screening
Flowers. Trees. Plants. We've always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off point, The Botany of Desire (scheduled for broadcast on PBS on October 28) takes us on an eye-opening exploration of our relationship with the plant world ' seen from the plants' point of view. Based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Schwarz, the film links our fundamental desires for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control with the plants that gratify them ' the apple, the tulip, marijuana (all of which have roots in Central Asia) and the potato. Join us for this screening and a provocative discussion of the film with Pollan and Schwarz.