Pennypack Farm and Education Center presents three nights at the movies followed by discussion groups led by panels of experts. Each movie delves into a different aspect of sustainability - bees, organic eating, and our love of meat and dairy. Learn how your small changes can make a big difference to the world.
Events are held the second Tuesday of the month in Feb, March, and April. Doors open at 6:00pm for the Sponsor Expo in the lobby. Films begin at 7:30pm.
Individual Tickets: $10 each
(No passes or discounts for these special events.)
Series Subscription Pass:
All three films for $24. Passes are available at the box office and online (online sales include a $1 processing fee). Holders of a series pass will be able to state their name at the box office the night of the screening to gain admission. Series passes will be available at the Box Office until 7:30pm on February 12, 2013.
THE GREENHORNS documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. More information at thegreenhorns.net/.
KING CORN is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm. More information at kingcorn.net/.
American food is in a state of crisis, but a movement to put good food back on the table is emerging. What began 30 years ago with chefs demanding better flavor, has inspired consumers to seek relationships with nearby farmers. This is local food. INGREDIENTS, a feature-length documentary, illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize the vital connection between our food, our local community and our health. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities. More information at ingredientsfilm.com/.
* Snow Dates: All three films have a snow date two weeks following the scheduled date. *