Archive for November, 2009

Getting Back to Our Roots!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

GreenevilleFLYER_FINAL“WOAO?” Director/Producer, Shelley Rogers is coming home to Greeneville this Thanksgiving with a surprise… On Saturday November 21st at The Behan Arena at Tusculum College, Shelley will be having a fundraising screening of WOAO? that will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local farmers Rachel Bewley & Robert Mc Sweeney of Moon Creek Garden, Richard Spain & Sally Causey of Rural Resources and our own locally grown Shelley Rogers.

Local celebrity/environmental activist, Park Overall, will be there to introduce the film. The panel will be moderated by the editor of The Greeneville Sun, John M. Jones, Jr.

All proceeds from the screening will benefit the WOAO? post production (final techie stuff) & Rural Resources. We are eager to get this movie out of our hands and into the community.

For those of you who can’t make it but would like to help out and be a part of this essential part in production, we are still welcoming donations (see details on our website).

Another quick note: Our website will be expanding in the coming months and you’ll soon have the option to purchase the preview DVD, so keep a look out.

What’s ORGANIC About Organic?–fundraising screening
Sat. November 21st, 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm
Where : The Behan Arena at Tusculum College
Panel Discussion will immediately follow the screening.
Locally & sustainably grown hors d’oeuvres prepared by Rachel Bewley will be available for all in attendance.
$10 / person

Six Delectable Films and Many Hungry Filmmakers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I love fresh food. And I love films. And know I’m not the only one out there…so what if I tell you that on December 15, 2009 at the Anthology Film Archives there will be an event combining the two worlds? Check it out: http://hungryfilmmakers.blogspot.com/

Hungry logo for press releaseHUNGRY FILMMAKERS is an evening of excerpts from upcoming doc films that take on food and agricultural issues. Shelley is co-curating the event alongside food writer Cathy Erway. We’ve all asked the questions, so now it’s time to see some reactions to the growing discussion of the environment and food, farming and our eating choices. A panel discussion with the attending filmmakers will immediately follow the screenings. Anna Lappé, food activist and author, will keep the discussion rolling and get your questions answered as moderator.

Now, I did mention food? At 9 pm come on over to Jimmy’s No 43 for an after party filled with good people, good discussion and of course good eats. Sample some hors d’oeuvres from locally sustainable purveyors such as Blue Isle Oyster Company, Mama O’s Kimchee, 3-Corner Field Farm, Schoolhouse Kitchen and more. A bar and Restaurant, Jimmy’s No. 43 uses local farm-sourced ingredients from Slow Food NYC and believes in supporting local arts and sustainable food communities.

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 Tylander, Kat Shiffler & Lara Sheets
Untitled Film on Climate Change & Food System – Sara Grady

December 15, 2009
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Screenings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
A panel discussion immediately follow the screenings.

After Party – 9:00 p.m.
Jimmy’s No 43
43 E. 7th Street.
Full dinner menu and craft beer menu will be available.

Advance tickets are now available for $10. Visit Brown Paper Tickets to purchase.

Hungry Filmmakers is a not-for-profit event hosted by Anthology Film Archives and Jimmy’s No. 43. Proceeds gathered will be donated to Just Food, a non profit organization.

Hope to see you there!
-Ursula & the WOAO? team