The First Annual Portland EcoFilm Festival at the Hollywood Theatre features 6 screenings of new films covering topics of sustainability, food supply, nature, farming culture, and the environment. All screenings include a filmmaker Q+A or a panel discussion with local experts!
The Presenting Sponsor of the Portland EcoFilm Festival is Chipotle Mexican Grill. Taking steps to educate and solidify the message of sustainability, and explore from where and how we receive food, is one of the many ways that Chipotle hopes to effect change, and create awareness about social issues.
$8.00 gen. admission for each movie or Buy a pass to all 6 films for $35!
*The first 100 attendees to arrive at the theatre for each screening receive a free entrée card from Chipotle!
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September 12, 2013
Cafeteria Man is a story of positive movement that shows what’s possible in our nation’s schools. It’s about the aspiration of activists and citizens coming together to change the way kids eat at school. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional nutritional system. And, it’s the story of what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.
The feature documentary film chronicles an ambitious effort to ‘green’ the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore. Leading the charge to replace pre-plated, processed foods with locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals is Tony Geraci, food-service director for the city’s public schools. A charismatic chef from New Orleans, Geraci’s bold vision includes school vegetable gardens, student-designed meals, meatless Mondays, and nutrition education in the classroom. His mission is as audacious as it is practical.