NY film festival Screens Six Food Movies

The Hungry Filmmakers- An Evening of Films About Food will be held 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15 at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave in New York City.

Hungry Filmmakers describes the innovative documentarians whose films dig into the agricultural quandaries facing our society today. Excerpts from six upcoming, food-oriented films will be screened, followed by a panel discussion moderated by food activist and author Anna Lappé.

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 Thylander, Kat Shiffler & Lara Sheets
[AS YET UNTITLED FILM ON CLIMATE CHANGE & FOOD SYSTEM] Sara Grady

The six films offer unique perspectives and arguments on food, agriculture and eating more healthfully. Through these filmmakers’ efforts, the public has access to fascinating, real-life documents about this pivotal era in the “food movement.” Combined, the screenings reveal visions of hope and a shared mission to improve our food system and provide a perfect segue for further discussion.

Hungry Filmmakers is an event hosted by Anthology Film Archives and Jimmy’s No. 43, curated by food writer Cathy Erway and filmmaker Shelley Rogers. Any proceeds garnered from the evening will be donated to the nonprofit organization Just Food, which works to promote access of fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown food for all New York City residents.

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.

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