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Speaking about Ben Affleck, his wife Jennifer Garner filmed in a community garden too

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Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant filming “Catch and Release” in Vancouver, BC. Photo by Michael Levenston.

Paparazzi alert! Garner photographed in the community garden next to City Farmer’s garden in 2005

Along 6th Avenue in Vancouver, next to our Compost Demonstration Garden, is the Maple Street Community Garden on city boulevard land next to the no-longer-used CPR railway tracks. In July, 2005, Jennifer Garner and crew turned up to film a segment of “Catch And Release”.

Of course we were there, gawking from the rooftop of our building. I got a few zoom shots off before they spotted me and yelled “stop”. The larger versions of the photos include a good number of unusual models of compost bins that we’d donated to the gardens over the years.

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Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant filming “Catch and Release” in Vancouver, BC. Photo by Michael Levenston.

Catch and Release

A woman faced with a tragedy discovers the man she loved was not all she imagined him to be in this romantic comedy-drama. Grey (Jennifer_Garner) was a beautiful woman who found the man of her dreams in Grady Douglas, and was looking forward to spending the rest of her life with him until he suddenly died only a few days before they were to be married. With her wedding turned into an impromptu funeral, Grey is emotionally devastated but has to deal with the practicalities of her new life alone, including moving out of the house she shared with Grady.

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Maple Street Community Garden. Catch and Release filming. Photo by Michael Levenston.

Short on cash and in need of emotional support, Grey moves in with two longtime friends, sloppy but philosophical Sam (Kevin_Smith) and well-meaning but tightly wound Dennis (Sam_Jaeger). Grey also finds herself often chatting with Fritz (Timothy_Olyphant), Grady’s best friend, through she’s always regarded him as a sleazeball. As time passes, Grey discovers that Grady had a secret life he never shared with her — including a young son from a previous relationship — and as she tries to come to terms with the past of her former fiancé, she struggles to put her new life on track, and finds herself reevaluating her long-held feelings about Fritz.

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Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant filming “Catch and Release” in Vancouver, BC. Photo by Michael Levenston.

Catch and Release was the first directorial effort from screenwriter Susannah_Grant, whose script credits include Erin_Brockovich, 28_Days, and In_Her_Shoes. Mark Deming, Rovi

1 comment

1 Georgia { 09.28.10 at 5:10 am }

Interesting that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have been filmed in community gardens! I wonder if the couple has a community garden plot.

We recently wrote about the use of NYC parks in films. http://localecologist.blogspot.com/2010/09/reel-affairs-with-new-york-city-parks.html