Denver Botanic Gardens and Chipotle Mexican Grill present the third annual Sustainable Food Film Series, which aims to raise awareness of healthy and sustainable approaches to the way we grow, produce and consume food. The series will include four documentary films covering organics, sustainable farming, local foods and the seafood crisis. All screenings will conclude with a post-film panel discussion and food courtesy of Chipotle. The series takes place September through November at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Mitchell Hall. Each screening begins at 6:30 p.m., though doors open at 6 p.m. The events are free with a suggested $10 donation, and advance registration is recommended at http://www.botanicgardens.org/sustainable-food-film-series.
The first film, Eating Alabama, will air Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30pm.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
“Eating Alabama” (62 min.) follows a young couple as they return home to Alabama in search of a simpler life. They set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally – but soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since their ancestors farmed. The documentary presents a thoughtful and often humorous portrait on community, the South and sustainability. “Eating Alabama” is made by filmmaker and native Alabamian, Andrew Beck Grace.