130 East 5th Street
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
Food | Wine,
Movies | Film
Join us as we screen "Farmageddon". We are going to have Katie Stowers whose family was featured in the film to discuss it afterwards. She will be talking about what her family went through and will be fielding questions from the audience. Move starts prompty at 7:30. We will have 2 local food trucks outside starting at 6pm. You're able to bring food into the theater purchased from these vendors!
Cost will be $5 per ticket to cover the theater, film rights, and Katie's travel.
More information to be posted shortly.
About the film:
"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 ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.
Producer Kristin Canty’s film, Farmageddon, documents as her quest to find healthy food for her four children turns into an educational journey to discover why she is denied the freedom to select thefoods of her choice from the producer of her choice.
The movie tells the story of small, family farmers providing safe, healthy foods to their communities who were forced to stop, often through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies. The movie succinctly poses and addresses the question “why is this happening in 21st century America?”
Evoking both sympathy and anger for those farmers violently shut down by overzealous government policy and regulators, Farmageddon stresses the urgency of food freedom. Though the film deals with intense scenes and dramatic situations, the overall tone is optimistic, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods."