November 30, 2009

Hungry Filmmakers

"Hungry Filmmakers" offers a sneak peek at six fresh films that offer unique perspectives and arguments on food, agriculture and eating more healthfully, from teen mothers who become urban farmers in an unlikely setting to a low-impact bike tour that hits up small farms throughout the country; from challenging the regulation of "organic" to celebrating young farmers battling the odds to grow food with greater integrity.

A lively panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by food activist and author Anna Lappé will follow the screenings. At 9:00pm, there will be an after-party at Jimmy's No. 43, located at 43 E. 7th St.. Snacks from local purveyors including Flying Pigs Farm, Schoolhouse Kitchen, Blue Isle Oyster Company, Hot Bread Kitchen and more will be served. The bar will feature specials on Ommegang Beer of Cooperstown, NY. Any proceeds garnered from the evening will be donated to the nonprofit organization Just Food

The films:

WHAT'S "ORGANIC" ABOUT ORGANIC? Shelley Rogers
BIG RIVER and TRUCK FARM Curt Ellis & Ian Cheney
THE GREENHORNS Severine von Tscarner Fleming
GROWN IN DETROIT Manfred & Mascha Poppenk
FACES FROM THE NEW FARM Liz Thylander, Kat Shiffler & Lara Sheets
[AS YET UNTITLED FILM ON CLIMATE CHANGE & FOOD SYSTEM] Sara Grady

When: December 15, 2009. Doors open at 7:00pm. Screenings begin promptly at 7:30pm.

Where: Anthology Film Archives. 32 2nd Ave, New York

Cost: $9.

Advanced tickets can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information visit this blog.

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