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June 20, 2009

Nashville, Come see these!

Everyone, mark your calenders for FOOD WEEK at the Belcourt! The hottest films of this year (in my foodie mind that is) are Food Inc, and Pressure Cooker, and they are going to be playing at the Belcourt Theatre. I have been wondering and waiting to see when Food, Inc was going to make it's debut in Nashville, and here it is! To learn about about food issues, and other issues through a film/visual medium, check out

As you know, I have already seen Pressure Cooker, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it to anyone with a screening near you, and here it is. Pressure Cooker will be playing at the Belcourt on Tuesday June 30 and Wednesday July 1st. Go see it. It is a "feel good" documentary about a teacher and students in a poor section of my former home town Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia, and I love this movie.

Read on about The Belcourt, and the Foodie Movies it will be offering June 26 thru July 2. Here is what the Belcourt wrote on their events page :


JUNE 26 – JULY 2

On the week of Fri-Thu, June 26-July 2, the Belcourt Theatre will run four new food themed documentaries, all of which have garnered numerous awards on the film festival circuit and are currently or just about to hit theaters nationwide. With the support of Whole Foods Market and a host of fine local organizations, we bring you the following program and activities...
(click on film titles for trailers and even more info!)

Friday through Thursday, June 26-July 2


In the incendiary new documentary FOOD, INC., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.


with a group of local and regional advocates and professionals working closely with these issues moderated by Carrington Fox, restaurant reviewer of the Nashville Scene.
Generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market, who will provide light hor d'oeuvres.

LAURA BUTTON – Co-owner of Journey to Bliss Raw Foods, a Smyrna-based maker of prepared, raw, vegan foods under the brand name Intentional Food. The "Intention" is to create great-tasting, highly nutritious food made from ethically obtained ingredients.
CINDY DELVIN – President of Tennessee Organic Growers Association. Cindy also owns and operates Delvin Farms with her husband Hank and her children.
WILL HARRIS – Owner/Operator of White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, GA, a Georgia based grass-fed cattle producer.
CASSI JOHNSON - Director, Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee and Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.
MARTY MESH - Executive Director of the Florida Organic Growers (FOG). Marty also serves on numerous agricultural boards in the US and works internationally with the advancement of organic and sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

Saturday June 27th 11am to 3pm:


An "All-American" styled information fair in the parking lot of the Belcourt in conjunction with Whole Foods of Nashville, Slow Food Nashville, Bongo Java Roasting Co, Nashville Originals, Food Security Partners, Nashville Farmer’s Market, Local Table, Green Bag Lady, Delvin Farms, Alimentum, Buy Fresh/Buy Local and Team Green. More information on this event to be announced…

Sunday through Monday, June 28-29


Filmed over two years and across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, THE END OF THE LINE is a wake-up call in a world where scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.
Whole Foods Market Green Hills Seafood Specialists will be on hand to answer questions regarding sustainability after the 7pm screening on Sunday night.

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 30-July 1


Against the backdrop of the row homes of working-class Philadelphia, Wilma Stephenson has helped countless students reach the top culinary schools in the country. And under her fierce direction, the usual distractions of high school are swept aside as a group of high-schoolers prepare to achieve beyond what anyone else expects from them.

Wednesday & Thursday, July 1-2


The Oscar-nominated documentary THE GARDEN is an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the U.S (located in south central Los Angeles) which shows how the politics of power and greed (backroom deals, land developing, green politics, money) tragically intersect with working class families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood.


At 6/20/09, 5:29 PM, Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That must be very interesting! A pity I live in Switzerland...



At 6/21/09, 9:47 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Rosa, The movies are going to be quite interesting. Wish you were here to view at least one with me!

At 6/23/09, 1:13 PM, Blogger Katie Zeller said...

I've never even heard of these... I'm so out of the loop!

At 6/23/09, 2:45 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi KatieZ! Oh, Food, Inc. the movie is going to be confirming again how terrible the USA industrial food system is. I would much prefer the way the French deal with food. I look forward to seeing the other films as well. I am very interested in the Garden. How can something so nice be so political?


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