Presented as part of the SCIENCE ON SCREEN FILM SERIES, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in coordination with the UGA Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.
This 2017 feature-length documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. That's $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten ... With one-third of the world's food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it's time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage. Exposing the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change, the film shows how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
----- OPENING EVENT: THURSDAY MARCH 28 -----
Join us for a tasting reception with chefs PETER DALE from The National, HOMERO ELIZADE from Home.Made, and JOSEPH HOUSTON from The Foundry, who, along with EMMANUEL STONE and students from the Culinary Arts Program at the Athens Community Career Academy, will showcase how to utilize ingredients that are typically thrown out or disregarded to create a great meal.
This multi-disciplinary event also features an expo with information and demonstrations from community partners in food redistribution and waste recycling, including: UGA Family and Consumer Sciences with Cooperative Extension, Let Us Compost, Grow It Know It, UGArden, and Campus Kitchen.
Following the film screening, KRISTEN BASKIN, CEO of Let Us Compost, and BRAD TURNER, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, will present a brief lecture entitled "Soil and Soul."
5:30 - 6:30p -- COMMUNITY EXPO & CHEF'S TASTING RECEPTION
6:30 - 8:00p -- FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
8:00 - 8:30p -- SCIENCE ON SCREEN LECTURE
7:00 - 8:00p -- COMMUNITY EXPO & CHEF'S TASTING RECEPTION
8:00 - 9:30p -- FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
9:30 - 10:00p -- SCIENCE ON SCREEN LECTURE
RESERVATIONS: Please Note: Advance reservations for these free Thursday event screenings are now FULLY BOOKED. All reservations must be claimed at the Cine Box Office on the day of the event, at least 30 minutes prior to start time, and exchanged for a ticketing pass for entrance to the event. Any unclaimed reservations will be released at showtime for general admission.
WAIT LIST: Some seating may be available through cancellations or unclaimed reservations. Beginning one hour before start time on the day of the event, the Box Office will begin taking wait list submissions, which must be made in person and will not be accepted over the phone.
ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS of the film-only will be available March 29 - April 3 at regular ticket pricing.