Rated G(reen): Slow Food CNY Film and Lecture Series

Just received the following info from Small Potatoes – Pass it on:

Slow Food CNY, working in collaboration with Small Potatoes, is excited to announce it’s Speaker and Film series. The series will consist of 3 events, each to be held at the Red House Arts Center. Each of the events will feature a speaker from the local food system, and a food documentary, followed by a reception at the Red House Cafe. These events are free, open to the public, and begin at 7.

The schedule is as follows:

November 16- speaker: Steve Landon, owner Fennell Street Market
film: Farmageddon

December 14- speaker: Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Author Cookin’ in the Cuse blog
film: Food Stamped

January 25- speaker: Heather Hawkins- Local Food Advocate
film: No One Ever Went Hungry: Cajun Food Traditions Then & Now

This series is the result of a community effort to strengthen the local food system through networking, collaboration, and education. In February 2011, Slow Food CNY, Small Potatoes, Syracuse Community Test Kitchen and the South Side Innovation Center hosted a simulcast of TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. Following the event members of the CNYFood System have been hosting meetings and networking events to discuss how to improve the economy, environment, health, and culture of Central New York by improving and celebrating our food.

The speakers were chosen by a jury of food system advocates from Edible Finger Lakes Magazine, B.C. Restaurant, and Syracuse University from candidates nominated by the public.

For additional information contact Martin Butts:

Farmaggeodon from Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Food Stamped from LettuceKale

No One Ever Went Hungry photo from One Man’s Meat
  (the movie’s producer)


4 thoughts on “Rated G(reen): Slow Food CNY Film and Lecture Series

  1. I agree! I know that to have an official “screening” you’re supposed to get approval and pay fees to the original filmmaker/production company. So the best bet for events like this would be to partner with larger companies that can foot the bill (not to mention, have the equipment) – like how local opponents of wind power organized a showing of “Windfall” at the Clayton Opera House back in August.

    I think the future Arts Council theater would be the perfect place to screen movies like these. Maybe we should start a list between the 2 of us of possible films?

  2. Thanks for the post! You do have to pay a fee for an official screening ($20-$250, depending on movie). And as far as equipment you can do it with a dvd projector and a screen. They’re easier to find than you’d think. A couple of our local coffee shops have projectors, and a screen can be a wall or a white sheet.

    We found a bunch of great movie options at NYC Food Film Fest. There’s a ton of great movies. I’d be happy to chat with anyone trying to organize!


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