Join us for this Food Systems NYC (http://www.foodsystemsnyc.org/) fundraiser and screening of "Big River (http://www.bigriverfilm.com/)". The evening will begin at 6pm with a networking cocktail hour, featuring craft beers, New York State wines, and local snacks, then continue on to the screening at 7pm, and conclude with a discussion among panel members, filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis ("The Greening of Southie (http://www.wickedelicate.com/)" and "King Corn (http://www.wickedelicate.com/)") and others.
Monday, March 15, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Screening at 7:00 PM)
451 West Street
(btwn. Bank and Bethune Sts.)
This is a joint outing with The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/sjmovie/).
After the film, for those who are interested, we will walk to a nearby vegetarian restaurant for dinner and discussion about the film. **Please indicate in your RSVP whether you'll be attending only the screening or both the screening and dinner.**
Buy your ticket (http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=1214)in advance. (Please note that I have arranged for our group to receive the FSNYC member price of $25. There's no need to enter a special code, simply select FSNYC Member Ticket.)
Movie trailer (http://www.vimeo.com/6642519)
Following up on their Peabody-winning documentary, the “King Corn” boys are back. For “Big River”, best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has sent to the people and places downstream.
In a journey that spans from the heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, Ian and Curt trade their combine for a canoe—and set out to see the big world their little acre of corn has touched. On their trip, flashbacks to the pesticides they sprayed, the fertilizers they injected, and the soil they plowed now lead to new questions, explored by new experts in new places. Half of Iowa’s topsoil, they learn, has been washed out to sea. Fertilizer runoff has spawned a hypoxic “dead zone” in the Gulf. And back at their acre, the herbicides they used are blamed for a cancer cluster that reaches all too close to home.