The Creeping Garden

Join Indievents, Gigastrand International, and Club David, Wednesday, October 14th, for the South Dakota Premiere of The Creeping Garden.

A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.

The Creeping Garden is an award winning feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould.

The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.

But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.

Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham's previous feature 'KanZeOn' and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology.

With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog's 'Grizzly Man') this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed. Here are some press quotes about the film:

"The movie hums as if it was shot by aliens visiting Earth for the first time, and that's a high compliment." - Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

"An out-of-left-field nerdy delight" - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

"Imagine if Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Trumbull were tasked with making a 1970s educational science film about the pods from Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers and you're some way to understanding The Creeping Garden." - James Marsh, Twitchfilm

"An essential reminder of how smart docs about peculiar subjects can be as entertaining as any psycho thriller . . . Who knew fungal gunk could be so rapturous to behold?" - Steve Dollar, Indiewire

"This is a documentary that transcends its form and creeps, mold-like, into your subconscious. And so far as unusual experiences go, The Creeping Garden is one I'd recommend wholeheartedly." - BloodyUnderrated.net

"A gorgeously careful film, this thing is beyond fascinating. A must-see." - David Bradford, Forget The Box.net

Live Q and A via Skype with directors Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp will follow the screening.

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets at Club David, Zandbroz, The Last Stop CD Shop, or online at EventBrite (click button below).