Ingredients: A Documentary Film
Thursday, March 25th 7-8:15 PM
Skinny Pancake, Montpelier
A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.
Last Stand Farmer & Under the Cloak of Darkness
Saturday, March 27th 6:15PM
In Last Stand Farmer, former Chelsea resident Richard Brick documents an Orange County, Vermont, farm couple’s end of the road in his now-classic 1976 film (28 minutes). Bjorn Jackson’s UNDER THE CLOAK OF DARKNESS (38 minutes) looks at the troubling role of today’s migrant laborers on Vermont farms. Post-film event: discussion with both filmmakers.
Numen: The Nature of Plants
Sunday, March 28th 8PM
City Hall Arts Center
Local filmmakers Terrence Youk and Ann Armbrecht explore the healing powers of plants in a film that in its rough cut version was a GMFF favorite from 2009. Now they are pleased to present it in its final version. The filmmakers quote Kenny Ausbel, founder of the Bioneers Conference: “Our relationship with plants and our knowledge of those plants is perhaps the most important collective heritage we have…That knowledge is ultimately what is going to sustain us.” Post-film event: Discussion with the filmmakers. Guest appearance by Deb Soule, herbalist, gardener, teacher and author of A Woman’s Book of Herbs. 95 minutes. Film website