Archive for February, 2010

2nd Installment of “Hungry Filmmakers” in NYC Feb. 23rd

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Check it out–another HUNGRY FILMMAKER event!

Hungry logo for press releaseBack by popular demand, the food documentary film screening and discussion event Hungry Filmmakers will return to Anthology Film Archives on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. This follows the incredibly enthusiastic response to the inaugural Hungry Filmmakers in December, which featured upcoming films by Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, Mascha and Manfred Poppenk, and was moderated by Anna Lappé. The organizers hope to grow the series and its community of filmmakers and fans with another exciting lineup of screenings.

Hungry Filmmakers aims to showcase the work of filmmakers who are dedicated to furthering sustainable food dialogue in a social, friendly environment that allows for deeper discussion. Offering viewers a sampling rather than a full screening of each, the program includes ten-minute excerpts of each of the featured films. Kerry Trueman, editor of EatingLiberally.org, will moderate a panel discussion with the directors and/or producers following the screenings. Throughout the films in this lineup, our filmmakers explore the dire effects of over fishing and the underlying causes of food-borne illnesses; the lack of fresh food in underserved communities, and the growth of sustainable food production practices that are inspirational to all.

HFM2poster2The films:
FRESH Ana Sofia Joanes
MAD COW INVESTIGATOR Nancye Good
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? Catherine Gund
THE END OF THE LINE Rupert Murray
FLY ON THE WALL Jenny Montasir

When: February 23, 2010
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
$15 at door and in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93405 (link on http://hungryfilmmakers.blogspot.com/)

A reception will follow in the theatre lobby with complimentary snacks, Lagunitas beer and wine from T Edwards. BYOC (bring your own cup) strongly encouraged if you wish to have a drink.

Hungry Filmmakers is a not-for-profit event hosted by Shelley Rogers, Cathy Erway, Jimmy’s No. 43 and Tim Lynch. Proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization Just Food, which works to promote access of fresh, seasonal, sustainable grown food for all New York City residents.

Jimmy’s No. 43 is a bar and restaurant that is committed to supporting the local arts and sustainable food communities. Awarded “Best Bar with Good Food” by New York Magazine, “Favorite NY Pubs” by Forbes and a “Snail of Approval” for its use of local farm-sourced ingredients from Slow Food NYC, Jimmy’s No. 43 hosts many events and fundraisers, and founded the Good Beer Seal bar community.

Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American avant-garde cinema.

Tell USDA that GE contamination of Organic Food is NOT OKAY!

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Well friends, it seems its time to let our voices be heard… Please let the USDA know that the contamination of our food supply with Genetically Engineered crops is NOT OKAY!

truefoodnetworkThe USDA is accepting public comments on this issue through February 16, 2010, so please take action now. Check out the Center for Food Safety’s TRUE FOOD Action Page for a quick and easy way to send a message: http://ga3.org/campaign/alfalfaEIS?rk=G1Mq6lSaH2M2E

usdaorganicsealI know many of us rely on the organic label to ensure that we’re not consuming or supporting genetic engineered crop production and the hegemonic companies that irresponsibly hawk them all over the world, so please do your food citizen duty and make your voice heard!

Best,

shelley and the WOAO? team