Thursday, April 24, 2008

Local Food Documentary

A friend of mine is a documentary filmmaker here in town, and is making a film about students at a local high school who won a state culinary competition and are now going to California to compete in the national competition with Florida dishes that use local food. It's pretty exciting, and there's a fundraiser for his film coming up (see below).

Locally Grown Films & Fundraiser: Monday, April 28
Hippodrome State Theater (25 SE 2nd Place)
Showings at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Join us to celebrate Earth Day in our own way on Monday, April 28 at the Hippodrome Cinema as we highlight two local films, Gimme Green and Green Monster: It Came from the River.

Directed by Gainesville's own Eric Flagg and Isaac Brown, the award-winning Gimme Green is a humorous look at America's obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets, and our outlook on life. The second film, Green Monster, was created by St. Johns River Keeper and PRC Digital Media; it documents an unprecedented algae bloom and answers community questions about it.

Sponsored by INDIGO, Satellite Magazine, Video Rodeo, and the Hippodrome Cinema, entrance is a $3-$5 sliding scale. Proceeds will benefit a new documentary, called Seeds, by Eric Flagg on the Eastside High School Culinary Arts program as it competes with other schools around the country using locally-sourced food. A trailer of the new documentary will also be featured with the movie showings.

Times: 7PM (1st Showing), 9PM (2nd Showing). Both times will include both movies and a Q&A with the directors afterwards.


Mad Man Bamboo said...

Thanks for turning me on to Gimme Green, I work with folks that deal with water conservation and stormwater pollution here in Northern California and they would definitely be interested in this film. Too bad you can't get it on Netflix though.... thanks again.


sarah said...

You can buy it on the film's Web site, It's a very good short film.