The Agronomist


Wednesday, June 11, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


“Does what Lawrence of Arabia and The Leopard do: It traces the upheaval of a civilization in the profile of a magnificent individual. It’s a 90-minute nonfiction film with the impact and the greatness of an epic.” (Baltimore Sun)

“… [A] fiercely heartbreaking film about the assassinated Haitian activist Jean Dominique, whom [Jonathan] Demme first met briefly in the mid-eighties while making Haiti: Dreams of Democracy and subsequently encountered in New York in the early nineties, when Dominique was in exile…. Dominique is so intensely theatrical and fearless that it’s completely understandable why corrupt Haitian regimes, from the Duvaliers to Aristide, considered him a threat…. After you see Dominique’s story, the present-day chaos and corruption in Haiti certainly come as no surprise; the miracle is that he stayed alive as long as he did. Free speech isn’t merely a shibboleth in The Agronomist. As embodied by Dominique, it’s a fire-breathing force.”– Peter Rainer, New York Magazine

Q&A Michèle Montas, renowned journalist and former spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Montas is the widow of Haitian activist Jean Dominique, the subject of the film.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Loading Map....

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

Get tickets now
$7 - Members
$12 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 914.747.5555
Presenter Website:

iCal icon courtesy of 0