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Food on Film Series 2012

March 14th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Announcement, Event, Featured, Films

Food on Film: A series of movies to whet your appetite … and the activists in you.

Slow Food St. Louis is pleased to announce the 2012 Food on Film series, featuring films that will not only whet your appetite for local, sustainable food, but will bring out the activist in you as well.

All films will be screened at Schlafly Bottleworks at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00). The cost of each film is a suggested donation of $5.00. Proceeds benefit Slow Food St. Louis’ Small Farm Micro Biodiversity Grant, which over the past 3 years has given more than $20,000 to local farmers.

May 21, 2012: FARMAGEDDON a documentary by Kristin Canty

Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action by government agents. This film seeks to figure out why.

June 25, 2012: FORKS OVER KNIVES a film by Lee Fulkerson,

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The story traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic as they conduct groundbreaking studies. The film features real patients as they reverse chronic conditions. Leading experts on health tackle the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.

July 23, 2012: ONE MAN, ONE COW, ONE PLANET  an award winning film by Thomas Burstyn.

One Man, One Cow, One Planet exposes globalization and the mantra of infinite growth in a finite world for what it really is: an environmental and human disaster. But across India marginal farmers are fighting back. By reviving biodynamics, they are saving their poisoned lands and exposing the bio-colonialism of multinational corporations. This documentary tells their story through the teaching of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi.

August 27, 2012: PLANEAT an awarding winning documentary by Shelley Lee Davies and Or Shlomi

Planeat is the story of three men’s life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy. The film investigates how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic deadzones. With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, Planeat shows how the problems we face today can be solved, without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.

September 24, 2012 CAFETERIA MAN an award winning documentary by Richard Chisolm

Cafeteria Man is the true story of rebel chef Tony Geraci and his mission to radically reform Baltimore’s public school food system with a recipe for change. Cafeteria Man is a story of positive movement. It’s about the aspiration of social activists and citizens coming together to change the way kids eat at school. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional nutritional system. And, it’s the story of what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.

October 22, 2012: WASTE LAND an awarding winning film by Lucy Walker

Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”-self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Director Lucy Walker and co-directors Joao Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

About our Sponsors:
Chipotle Mexican Grill:
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that-where possible-are sustainably grown and naturally raised with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. Chipotle currently operates more than 1,250 restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com.

Schlafly Beer is proud to be St.Louis’ largest locally owned independent brewery. Each year, we brew about fifty unique styles of fresh beer. We have a unique beer style for every beer lover. Schlafly Bottleworks is a fun, friendly, warm, and inviting bar-restaurant and has become a gathering place for the local community and their families. It is also home to a 1/7th acre production garden that services the restaurant, host to the Maplewood Farmer’s Market and community space for a variety of civic and not for profit organizational gatherings. Visit our website for the latest information about events and live music, our beer, tours, and more.

For more information about this film series, or if you are interested in screening a film or short, please contact Carol Wilton at carol.wilton@sbcglobal.net

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