‘Food For Thought’ Film Series – Morristown

The Foodshed Alliance and Grow it Green Morristown are partnering together to present an extraordinary film series focused on the intersection of farming practices, our food supply, and how we are nourishing our families.

Each film will be followed with a discussion, led by community leaders whose expertise is specifically linked to the film’s subject matter. The Series will be a unique opportunity for participants to see cutting edge documentaries, engage in meaningful discussion with fellow community members, and enjoy “a night out” in downtown Morristown.

The series will take place at the offices of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation at 14 Maple Avenue, Morristown, a gold LEED certified building.

Light refreshments will be offered. Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchase is required. Suggested Donation Per Person:  $5.00 (additional donation accepted) per film.

Screenings will take place on the 1st Thursday of the Month in January, February, March & April. Doors open at 7 pm & Screenings will begin at 7:15 sharp.

Food for Thought Film Series is currently schedule in Blairstown  . . . more info

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SOLD OUT – April 4, 2012 – DIRT! The Movie: The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. One teaspoon of dirt contains a billion organisms working in remarkable balance to maintain and sustain a series of complex, thriving communities that impact our daily lives.

Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. An eclectic group of participants ranging from biologists to prisoners incarcerated on Rikers Island offer answers to problems and inspire us to clean up the mess that we’ve created. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty. Dirt! more info

SOLD OUT -  MARCH 7, 2013 FRESH:  FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.  Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity.  Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.  more info

SOLD OUT – February 7, 2013:  KING CORN:  King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat – and how we farm. 

SOLD OUT – January 3, 2013:  INGREDIENTS. A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to our table and health back to our communities.  

More film to come in Fall of 2013