Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Red Hook Summer Film Festival

Every Thursday evening through August 20, a different movie will be screened in one of Red Hook's parks. It's free and starts at 8 p.m.

This week, we missed: FRESH, the Movie.

This is a documentary, but it's perfect for all of us foodies, locavores, gardeners and anyone generally interested in providing the best they can for their families.
Plus, the filmmaker, Ana Jones, is a local gal who lives in Carroll Gardens. And, the impetus for the movie was bred right here in Red Hook. This is a truly local affair that's gone international.

Here's a quick description:

New thinking about what we're eating

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.


Here's the rest of the summer schedule:

July 30: Tootsie @ Valentino Pier

August 6: Coraline @ Coffey Park

August 13: Bee Movie @ the Farm (expect more details about honey tastings and bee-keeping lectures to accompany this)

August 20: School of Rock @ PS 15


1 comment:

Blair Sorrel said...

Greetings! Please see the recent Brooklyn dog shocking and please disseminate this vital public service to preclude more tragedies. Many thanks and happy safe new year!



Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat.


Blair Sorrel, Founder

Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed, self-protect.

Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.