Chipotle is teaming up with Edible DFW for a spring food film series that raises awareness about sustainable farming practices and buying local. A minimum $2 donation gets you in the door for each screening, and those proceeds support nonprofits committed to combating hunger and supporting local farming efforts.
The four-film series begins April 16 at the Angelika Theater with Eating Alabama, a documentary that follows a young couple that moves back to Alabama to “set out to eat the way their grandparents did — locally and seasonally.” Proceeds from this screening benefit Cafe Momentum.
The series continues April 30 with the documentary Grow, which chronicles a movement of young, educated people leaving cities and corporate jobs to become farmers in Georgia.
Cafeteria Man, the May 14 screening, is the story of Tony Geraci, a Baltimore foodservice director for the city’s public schools, who is on a crusade to make school lunches healthier by way of school vegetable gardens, student-designed meals and nutrition education.
The final film is In Organic We Trust, a look at the organic food industry and what lies behind the marketing of the one-time grassroots movement turned $30 billion industry. It shows May 28.
All screenings run from 7-10 pm. Following each film is a panel discussion with local farmers and sustainable food advocates. Seating at each screening is first-come, first-served, and each participant walks away with a “Grow Your Own” seed packet that includes a buy-one, get-one card from Chipotle.