Thursday, February 25, 2010

Join Us for Farm Film Feast

Eating locally continues to be a growing and necessary movement in the United States. Who produces it, what methods are used, how it reaches us, and how it affects our health, our environment, and our local and global communities are questions that are more important than ever before.
Storey Publishing, in conjunction with Images Cinema, Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Mezze Restaurant, is proud to present Farm Film Feast: Five Days of Film, Food, and Discussion in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from March 10 to 14. More than a dozen films about food and related events will fill the schedule.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and by Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Storey Publishing.
Themes for the long weekend include:
Wednesday, March 10
King Corn Rules!
Thursday, March 11
Berkshire Stories
Friday, March 12
A Fresh! Overview
Saturday, March 13
Eating Locally and Globally
Sunday, March 14
Celebrating and Closing
All films will be shown at Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for $5, unless otherwise indicated. An all-movie pass is available for $35. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the REACH Community Garden Project in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Speakers include Aaron Woolf, director, and Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, charismatic young stars of King Corn and Big River; celebrated documentary photographer Jason Houston; filmmaker Severine von Tscharner Flemming; and a panel discussion on farming in the future. For a separate admission, a dinner celebrating local farms will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at Williams College Faculty House. Reservations can be made at

Another opportunity to meet local farmers will be at Carharrts and Cocktails for hors d’oeuvres and cash bar from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 14, at Mezze Restaurant, Water Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Reservations are recommended but not necessary.

Click here for a complete list of the films and more information about each one. We'll also be posting some of the movie trailers here on Inside Storey, beginning on Sunday.


tracy said...

How I wish I was there! it sounds like it would Be Amazing Fun.

Melanie Jolicoeur said...

Wait 'till I start posting trailers! All the movies look fantastic.