The South Shore Locavores partnered with the Landing and Colchester Neighborhood Farm for their summer film series last year. The regular monthly series is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and the publishers of Edible South Shore and South Coast magazine. Stay tuned for details on upcoming films at the Landing.

What’s On Your Plate

June 21, 2014 at Colchester Neighborhood Farm   Details →

Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion, the girl guides talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates. (76 minutes) — from http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/

Dive!

July 18, 2014 at Jones River Landing   Details →

Inspired by a curiosity about our country’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food – resulting in an inspiring documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action. (53 minutes) — from http://www.divethefilm.com/

My Father’s Garden

August 15, 2014 at Jones River Landing   Details →

My Father’s Garden is an engrossing, emotionally charged documentary about the use and misuse of technology on the American farm. In less than fifty years the face of agriculture has been utterly transformed by synthetic chemicals, whose power to control the forces of nature is rivaled only by that of the atom bomb. These chemicals have also changed the farmers who have used them. This film tells the story of two such lives, different in all details, yet united by their common goal of producing good food…More than a cautionary tale, My Father’s Garden is a one-hour documentary that tells a story of hope. (56 minutes) — from http://mirandaproductions.com/garden/


Details for movie night (6/21) at Colchester Neighborhood Farm:

Celebrate the summer solstice on June 21 with a potluck and movie at Colchester Neigborhood Farm. The movie screening follows a potluck for members of the Colchester Neighborhood Farm CSA. You can come early for farm tours from 2 to 5 pm, join the potluck from 5 to 8 pm, or just come for the movie at 8 pm.

The potluck and the movie are open to all but RSVPs are required, and space is limited. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Martinez at mmartinez@newenglandvillage.org or 781-422-3921 and let her know what you are bringing to contribute to the potluck. In the interest of sustainability, CNF asks that individuals and families bring their own utensils, plates and cups.


Details for movie nights (7/18 and 8/15) at Jones River Landing:

The second and third films will be shown on July 18 and August 15 at 8 pm at Jones River Landing after our High Tide Potlucks. All are invited to come at 6 pm to join the potluck (and bring something to grill or a dish to share) and stay for the movies.

The films are free, although donations up to $10 will be gratefully accepted to cover the cost of the movie licenses, with any surplus going to benefit the Jones River Landing Environmental Heritage Center.

Boaters are invited to come even earlier to take advantage of the high tide for canoeing or kayaking. Some boats will be available for those who don’t bring their own. Click here for more information about the High Tide Potlucks →