What’s On Your Plate film screenings
I am pleased to be partnering with Melissa Graham of Purple Asparagus to bring screenings of this wonderful film to Chicago. “What’s On Your Plate?” is a kid-centric film that explores where our food comes from and offers healthful alternatives. The filmmaker puts it this way:
“The film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion, the girl guides talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates.
The girls address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, how many miles it travels from the harvest to their plate, how it’s prepared, who prepares it, and what is done afterward with the packaging and leftovers. They visit the usual supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also check into innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture programs. They discover that these programs both help struggling farmers to survive on the one hand and provide affordable, locally-grown food to communities on the consumer end, especially to lower-income urban families. In WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?, the two friends formulate sophisticated and compassionate opinions on the state of their society, and by doing so inspire hope and active engagement in others.”
All screenings listed below are free and open to the public and will be followed by conversation sessions led by healthful food advocates and farmers. Please spread the word about this wonderful opportunity to reach out to our kids with this conversation starter!
“What’s On Your Plate?” is exactly the film we need now.
– Michael Pollan
Saturday, May 1 at 6pm
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
(snack provided by Gourmet Gorilla)
Dinner and a Movie
Sunday, May 2 at 3:00pm
The screening is free. Dinner is $30.00 for adults, $15.00 for kids.
(exclusive of tax, tip and beverages)
Dinner begins at 3:00pm. The film will begin at 4:00pm.
There will be a short discussion afterward and an opportunity to tour Uncommon Ground’s rooftop farm.
RSVP (required) to Uncommon Ground at 773-465-9801
1401 W. Devon, Chicago
Monday, May 3 at 4:45pm
4647 West 47th Street, Chicago
Thursday, May 6 at 2:00pm
5814 S. Wood St., Chicago
Friday, May 7 at 4:00pm
7200 S. Ingleside, Chicago
(snack provided by Centered Chef Food Studios)
rooftop garden tour led by Green Teens after the film!
Uplift Community High School
Tuesday, May 25, 3:30pm
900 W. Wilson, Chicago
co-sponsored by Gourmet Gorilla
Saturday, May 29 at 11:00am
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago
Sunday, August 1 at 3:00pm
Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium
2751 W. Winona, Chicago
Register at: 773-878-6888