Community Events

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, Lexington Co-Op & Hallwalls members, Edible Buffalo subscribers

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Lexington Co-Op & Edible Buffalo present

Food Matters: A Monthly Film Series — FRESH

Documentary film has become a powerful medium when exploring controversial topics or making a point about a particular subject. In recent years filmmakers concerned with the state of our food supply in this country have done well exploring, exposing, and initiating dialogue on this critical subject. The Lexington Cooperative Market and Edible Buffalo magazine have joined forces to present Food Matters, a monthly four-film series. The films selected for the series are some of the most critically acclaimed on the topic of food production, food supply, and the overall state of our food economy.

Each film is just under 90 minutes in length and will be followed by an audience discussion. Tickets for each film are $8 general admission and $6 for Lexington Co-Op & Hallwalls members, Edible Buffalo subscribers, seniors, and students. There is also a series pass available for $20 which provides admission to all four films. Tickets are available at Lexington Cooperative Market, 807 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, or on line at Edible Buffalo Any net proceeds from the film series will benefit Field & Fork Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting local consumers and food industry professionals with area farmers and artisan food producers.

As popular films like Food Inc. and Super Size Me exposed the pitfalls and wrongdoings of our industrial food system, FRESH goes in the direction of looking at solutions to our ailing food supply by celebrating the farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who are reinventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist Will Allen, a 2008 MacArthur Fellow; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma; and supermarket owner David Ball, who is creating a new market model for our family farmers. FRESH's focus on these inspiring individuals and their initiatives around the U.S. provides the audience with actionable solutions.

Please join the Erie/Niagara County Nutrition Committee (ENCNC) for a "Meet and Greet" before the screening of the film FRESH on Thursday evening, Sept. 30, the concluding screening in the Food Matters film series. ENCNC will be providing local wine samples from Running Wolfe Winery in Arcade, NY, and a variety of hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Lexington Food Coop from local growers and producers. This free "Meet and Greet" will begin at 6 p.m. in the lobby outside Hallwalls' first-floor gallery (which will be open), and the film will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in Hallwalls' basement cinema. All who attend the screening are welcome.

The Erie/Niagara County Nutrition Committee promotes and encourages science-based nutrition for concerned professionals and community members and will have information available on Community Supported Agriculture as well as other nutrition topics.

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