Sustainable Capitol Hill: Movie - The Gleaner and I

Join us as we watch The Gleaners and I and crack into the homebrew beer we made in December.

Proving that one person's refuse is another's feast, Grande Dame of the French New Wave, Agnes Varda, turns documentarian with this acclaimed look at modern-day foragers. Like their medieval counterparts, these “gleaners” pick up fruits, vegetables and grain left behind in harvested fields. Along with their rural brethren, Varda follows urban gleaners who raid dumpsters and trash heaps for everything from food to objects d'art, and looks at the tradition's 500-year history. Varda's photographic eye is much in evidence, and her narration is both shrewd and whimsical. When she leaves a camera on accidentally, she uses the unintended footage to create a "dance of the lens cap," a filmic gleaning that acts as a perfect grace note.

As always, SCH events are free, but we gladly accept donations to keep the events going.

6:30p Potluck (please bring a snack or beverage, as well as your own utensils and plates)

7:00p Movie: The Gleaners and I

Please meet us at Braeburn 1410 E. Pine St. There are two doors, so make sure you go to the 1410 door, where you can get buzzed in.  There will be a sign at the door with instructions.

P.S.--If you'd like to join the planning meeting, we will be meeting for about 30 min after the event. Please feel free to stay and give us your input!

 

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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