Food Patriots (Spanish Premiere! English with Spanish Subtitles.)

Saturday March 5th, 11 am/ Lozano Public Library/ Tickets

Filmmaker Q&A!

Jeff Spitz, filmmaker for Food Patriots, and Faculty, Cinema Arts + Science at Columbia College, will be in attendance to answer questions after his film. A Spanish language translator and discussion facilitator will also be present. Facilitator: Stephanie McCray, Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker. Translator: Annamaria Leon, Christy Webber Edible Landscapes.

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm/ Resurrected Life Church/ Tickets

Filmmaker Q&A!

Jeff Spitz, filmmaker for Food Patriots and Faculty, Cinema Arts + Science at Columbia College, will be in attendance to answer questions after his film. A Spanish language translator and discussion facilitator will also be present. Facilitator: Jeanne Nolan, Founder/Owner, The Organic Gardener Ltd.

Jeff & Jennifer Spitz/ 2014/ 73 min/ Food, Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: A midwestern mother whose son nearly died from contaminated food embarks on a roller coaster journey to understand the food industry and improve her family’s eating habits. Surprising, funny, and poignant, this personal film unfolds from one family’s story into a powerful consumer movement. Food Patriots features food advocates from all walks of life who are trying to hatch a revolution to change the way Americans eat and buy food and educate the next generation of consumers.

 

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From Gangs to Gardens

Sunday March 6th 3:30 pm/ Windsor Park Lutheran Church/ Tickets

This short film will be paired with Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective. Stay after the films for discussion and to hear from GreenCorps Chicago, as they share about youth summer job opportunities, some in the fields of sustainability. Also learn about green activities, and hear about concrete, local opportunities for action from Faith in Place and other relevant advocacy groups. Facilitator: Wendy Williams.

JLove Calderón/ 2015/ 13 min/ Food & Agriculture

FILM DESCRIPTION: Organic gardener and vegan chef Ietef Vita is an award winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the earth by teaching them how to grow food and cultivate healthy eating habits. Through his lyrics and gardens, Ietef is planting the seeds of the food movement extending from his hometown of Denver, Colo., to  across the globe. Watch From Gangs to Gardens trailer below.

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Garbage Warrior

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/Oak Park Public LibraryTickets

After the film, join us for a panel discussion about art, architecture, and environment. Panelists include: Nate Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, Founder & Principal, Kipnis Architecture & Planning; Wendy Ritchey, Art Therapist, Art Instructor, Artist at Helbing Studio, specializes in the use of reclaimed materials; Mike Helbing, Sculptor at Helbing Studio, specializes in the use of reclaimed materials. Facilitator: Gina Lee Robbins, Marketing Strategist, Teaching Artist, Writer, Editor.​

*ARRIVE EARLY to check out the related “Ideabox” exhibit, inside the library’s main entrance, featuring an interactive art exhibit — “Message in a Bottle” — made by local artist Bryan Northup — as well as sculptures by artists Margot McMahon and Karen Gubitz. All artists work in found, reclaimed, and recycled materials.

Oliver Hodge/ 2007/ 87 min/ Architecture & Building

FILM DESCRIPTION: Garbage Warrior features the epic story of radical Earthship eco-architect, Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off the grid, self-sufficient communities.

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The Human Experiment

Sunday March 6th, 1 pm/ Elmhurst College– Illinois Hall, Schaible Science Center/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion with Ruth Kerzee, Executive Director, Midwest Pesticide Action Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to the reducing the health risks and environmental impacts of pesticides by promoting safer alternatives. Opportunities for taking concrete, local action will also be shared by GoGreen Oak Park, Environmental Working Group, Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition, and others. Facilitator: Tamara McHugh, Program Director, Elmnhurst Cool Cities Coalition.

Dana Nachman/ 2013/ 80 min/ Health & the Environment

FILM DESCRIPTION: The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers… until now.

 

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Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Triton College/ Tickets

Please join us after the film for an engaging discussion, “Permaculture: Bringing It Home,” with Chicago-area sustainable landscapes, native plants and edible gardening experts:
Pam Todd, Co-Founder and President, West Cook Wild Ones
Annamarie Leon, Edible Landscapes Manager, Christy Webber Landscapes
Michelle Hickey, Vice President and Co-Founder, The Resiliency Institute
Jeff Swano, Owner, Dig Right In
Opportunities for local action with the above panelists and other local advocacy groups will also be shared.
Facilitator: Adrian Fisher, Sustainability Coordinator, Triton College.

Sunday March 6th, 1 pm/ College of Lake County Building C/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action.

Sunday March 6th, 3:30 pm/Windsor Park Lutheran Church/ Tickets

This feature length film will be preceded by a short film, From Gangs to Gardens. Stay after the films for discussion and to hear from GreenCorps Chicago, as they share about youth summer job opportunities, some in the fields of sustainability. Also learn about green activities, and hear about concrete, local opportunities for action from Faith in Place and other relevant advocacy groups. Facilitator: Wendy Williams.

Costa Boutsikaris/ 2015/ 92 min/ Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.

 

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