America's Food System Subject of SunFlix Film
The Sunrise Theater's SunFlix Series will present a limited (two-day) showing of the documentary "Fresh" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23.
This film picks up where the landmark documentary "Food Inc.," shown earlier at the Sunrise and again at 7:30 p.m. today , ends, presenting a hopeful vision of what can be done to correct the problems of America's vast food system.
"Fresh" was produced and directed by Ana Sofia Joanes. According to the film's Web site, it "celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people who are re-inventing our food system.
"Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet."
Among several main characters, the film features urban farmer and activist Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur's 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan's book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma"; and supermarket owner David Ball, challenging our Walmart dominated economy.
The documentary runs 72 minutes. The historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, is nonprofit. Ticket prices are $7 for evening shows.
Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available, and all movies are commercial-free. For information, contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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