Dinner and a movie is a prescription for a fun time, but sometimes a movie about dinner is even better. Which is why the Whole Foods-sponsored “Do Something Reel” Film Festival at City Cinemas Village East next week is shaping up to be a great event.
The festival was created to raise awareness about environmental and food issues, and will be screening six on-target films about where your dinner came from or the hidden implications of eating dinner, including:
Bag It! — a film about plastic bag usage and how they are difficult to recycle and the biological damage that has occurred because of plastic waste.
Lunch Line — a movie about school lunches and the inner workings of the federal school meal program.
On Coal River — a tale of the toxic threat posed by a waste facility in West Virginia.
PLANEAT — a movie about how our food choices affect the planet.
Urban Roots – a story that follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit and discusses how to forge a sustainable and prosperous future, particularly in collapsed industrial towns.
Vanishing of the Bees — a story examining why the honeybees are disappearing and dying from colony collapse disorder.
And, on Earth Day (April 22), there will be a special screening of Dig It, which tells the story of Pearl Jam and their tree-planting efforts in New York and other cities. Who knew they were such environmentalists!
The screenings are taking place April 16-22, and a full list of showtimes can be found at here. Just make sure you sneak in your own organic popcorn.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 14, 2011