The Last Pig (RESERVATIONS FULL)
Special Advance Screening
The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. For over a decade, Bob Comis has provided a humane—even idyllic—life for the pigs he farms. But as he cares for the pigs, he develops a respect that begins to haunt him; weekly trips to the slaughterhouse become agonizing. With 250 pigs on the farm, Comis suddenly finds himself trapped in a life he can no longer live. Through this immersive and intimate journey, The Last Pig raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever. Directed by Allison Argo.
Sunday March 26. 2:00 pm – Carnegie Institution for Science
* FREE. Discussion with director Allison Argo (filmmaker), Dawn Moncrief (Founding Director, A Well-Fed World), and Gene Baur (President and Cofounder, Farm Sanctuary) follows screening. Moderated by Maryanne Culpepper, Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
(Reservations for this event are now closed. Interested in waiting standby? Please review our seating policy.)