Good Food Film Festival Puts Local Farmers in Spotlight

Cinephiles craving some food for thought should look no further than The Good Food Film Festival, a collaboration between American Cinematheque and Slow Food LA. As part of the ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Santa Monica farmers market, on June 8 the Aero Theater will screen films Big River and The Greenhorns, two documentaries that deal with the state of modern farming in America. In Big River, Documentarians and former farmers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney return to their native Iowa to learn about the impact they had on communities downstream. The Greenhorns follows director Severine von Tscharmer Fleming as he drives cross-country, meeting with young farmers who have faced a variety of hardships and triumphs in the changing agricultural landscape.  Afterwards, Slow Food LA will host a panel of local farmers and chefs to further discuss some of the issues. Tickets are $11 for the general public and $7 for Cinematheque members.  

Wednesday June 8th, 2011
Aero Theater
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 260-1528