Watch What You Eat

Food film series celebrates sustainable farming to benefit local nonprofits

Film series celebrates sustainable farming to benefit local nonprofits

Darby Weaver and Elliot Smith from Sun Dog Farmers
Grow plays April 30 at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station. Photo courtesy of Grow
In Organic We Trust documentary film
In Organic We Trust, the final film in the series, screens May 28 at the Angelika. Photo courtesy of In Organic We Trust
Eating Alabama documentary film
Eating Alabama shows April 16 at the Angelika. Photo courtesy of Eating Alabama
Darby Weaver and Elliot Smith from Sun Dog Farmers
In Organic We Trust documentary film
Eating Alabama documentary film

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.