Chris Nashawaty
August 12, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Garden

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
80 minutes
performer
Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah

We gave it a B

The Garden was a ?14-acre community-tilled plot of land in South Central Los Angeles where poor Latino immigrants grew bananas and melons amid asphalt and cement. It also ?became a metaphor ? for their loss of Edenic innocence. The Garden, an Oscar-nominated documentary, captures the tragic David-and-Goliath struggle between the powerless (aided by boosters like Daryl Hannah) and a deaf legal system, but it also fails to answer some of the questions it raises. The EXTRAS ?include a commentary with the director. B

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