In cooperation with the American Cinematheque, Slow Food Los Angeles is delighted to host a screening of Ingredients, a documentary that seasonally explores how farmers, ranchers, chefs, and consumers are cooperating to create more sustainable food systems across the United States and to revitalize the connection between food, our local communities, and our health.
Immediately following the screening will be a panel discussion among Alex Weiser (Weiser Family Farms), Felicia Friesema (L.A. Weekly), and Martha Rose Shulman (author, cofounder of the Venice Cooking School, and New York Times contributor), moderated by Lisa Lucas Talbot (coleader of Slow Food Los Angeles and regional governor for Slow Food USA).
When: Thursday, March 10, 2011 beginning at 7:30pm
Where: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
Cost: Tickets range from $7.00 to $11.00 and are available online or at the Aero Theatre box office.
Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, Ingredients features Joan Dye Gussow, Gary Paul Nabhan, Alice Waters, and many other farmers, cooks, and vintners who have contributed their stories. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong with our food system, the makers of Ingredients chose to celebrate the success stories of sustainable agriculture, and to show how alliances between farmers and chefs and between community members, CSAs, and those who grow their food can yield a range of benefits.
Special thanks to to Slow Food member Corinne Bourdeau, an executive producer of the film, for coordinating this screening on behalf of Slow Food Los Angeles.