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Seed: The Untold Story

Thursday April 20 | 7:45pm
Bellevue House - Ronald Lee Fleming's historic house & gardens

Rules & Guidelines

community event

Please enter through the gate on Berkeley Avenue.


Join us for an early EARTH DAY outdoor film amongst the daffodils at Ronald Lee Fleming's historic house & gardens in partnership with Newport Dafodil Days Festival!

6:00PM - Venue opens for picnicking & strolling the magnificent gardens. Food vendors & Cash Bar open.
6:30PM - Pre-film live music featuring Bill Bartholomew 
7:45PM (sunset) - Film, followed by Q&A with with Will Bonsall (farmer, seed-saver, founder of The Scatterseed Project & film subject)


  • For maximum comfort, bring a chair, wear some layers, & grab blanket!
  • There will be no parking at Bellevue House, the neighborhood provides plenty of on-street parking
  • Please enter through gate on Berkeley Avenue near Bellevue Avenue
  • Food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar & Free Popcorn
  • Cash Bar: Wine, Beer, & specialty cocktail by "The Cocktail Guru" Jonathan Pogash
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport

Free Event - Suggested $5 Donation 

“The most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc. “ - NYC MOVIE GURU

“This is a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as it’s subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.” - L.A. TIMES

“A rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft. It’s a wonder of photography, animation, and sound, and it’s a testament to its editors that the many interviews with activists and scientists are compelling and informative, sometimes even poetic.” - VILLAGE VOICE

“An eco-doc centered on the glories of diversity in the world's population of edible plants, SEED: The Untold Story contains just enough gourmet touches to draw foodies into the audience alongside the usual environmentalist crowd.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Run time: 94 minutes
Director(s): Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz
Producer(s): Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub, Phil Fairclough