NYC Premiere + National Screen & Green LAUNCH!

The time is HERE!  It has been sometime in coming but it’s time to take What’s “Organic” About Organic? out of the field and spread it’s across the nation.

WOAO? will be kicking off its national Screen & Green tour with a week-long premiere at HERE in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater in New York City from June 21st-27th. As some of you may know, this is Shelley’s filmmaking debut with a documentary that she believes is a call to action for a public that is increasingly concerned about their food choices.

After each screening we are going to hold post panel discussions with some exceptionally stellar individuals such as Joan Gussow, Jacquie Berger from Just Food, Annie Novak founder of Growing Chefs, and characters from the film!  We’ll also have an opening night Summer Solstice Celebration on the 21st and fundraising party for NOFA-NY on the 25th. We’d love to see you, our food friends in attendance.

Click here to purchase tickets for a screening and the NOFA-NY party or here for more information on the panels.

Plus, we’ve been keeping busy these past months and one of our projects has been revamping the website.  You can now check our all our new PRESS, host a screening for our national Screen & Green Campaign, plus, institutions can now purchase the Educational version of the DVD and anyone can buy a poster on our Store!

And you can join our new Facebook Group  : )

We appreciate your support and interest in our film!


Six Delectable Films and Many Hungry Filmmakers

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:

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