Los Angeles

“Food Fight” Screening in Westwood

Chris Taylor has alerted us that his documentary, Food Fight, will be screened as part of the “Something to Talk About” documentary film series, a unique independent series of films that are meant to provoke conversation about positive change in American society. The films will screen monthly at the Crest Theater in Westwood.

For those who haven’t already heard about or seen Food Fight, it’s an award-winning film about about how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement. The film stars many supporters and friends of the Slow Food movement: Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Suzanne Goin, Marion Nestle, Wolfgang Puck, MacArthur Genius Grant Winner (and urban farmer) Will Allen, and 20 other key figures in the progressive food movement. Unique among food films currently in release, Food Fight is a positive celebration of the relationship of farmers, chefs, consumers, and activists to the economics of how our food is grown.

A panel discussion after the screening will include Russ Parsons of the Los Angeles Times and Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food.”

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:30pm
Where The Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $13.00 per person. A portion of the ticket price goes to Global Green, Food Fight‘s social action partner.

Tickets can be purchased in advance via www.indiedocs.net.

In the meantime, enjoy the film’s trailer: