Farm and Food Film Festival in the Berkshires

Fresh Fest: Farm and Food Film Festival
at Images Cinema in Williamstown
March 9th-10th, 2013

The Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program at Williams College and Images Cinema present Fresh Fest, a food and farm-themed film festival, Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 10.

The festival consists of four features: Growing Hope Against Hunger, Edible City, More than Honey, and A Home Movie. Each film will have a local guest speaker in attendance.

Growing Hope Against Hunger
Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am

Growing Hope Against Hunger speaks to both children and adults with a story that celebrates community as everyone works to help one another — including Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and their Sesame Street friends. Our Sesame friends are collecting foods at a food drive and meet Lily, a new character whose family has an ongoing struggle with hunger. The Sesame characters learn how their simple actions can make a world of difference. Finally, documentary stories present children’s perspectives on food insecurity and illuminate the impact hunger has on families. —

Edible City
Saturday, March 9th at 1pm

Edible City documents a broad spectrum of activists, organizations, and inspired citizens, and shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system. The film introduces a divers cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who challenge the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work – from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies – finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems. —

More Than Honey
Saturday, March 9th at 4:30pm

This is the US East Coast Premier of More Than Honey and local honey tasting will take place. — Worldwide, millions of honeybee colonies are dying each year. A complete understanding about its causes is yet to be determined, but one thing is certain: we are not just dealing with a few dead insects, and there’s more at stake than just a bit of honey. “If the bee goes extinct, man will surely follow within four years” is how Albert Einstein might have worded the problem. — Searching for answers More than Honey takes us around the world to meet people living with and off honeybees, gaining spectacular visual insights into the beehive –a fascinating world of fighting queens and dancing workers, of highly sophisticated swarm intelligence, where the individual constantly serves the requirements of the community. The relationship between humans and honeybees tells us a lot about ourselves, about nature and about our future. —

A Home Movie
Sunday, March 10th at 4pm

A Home Movie is a documentary by local filmmaker Bette Craig about Williamstown farm history, as told by the Rhodes family of South Williamstown, MA. Craig and husband Charles Portz have owned the Rhodes farm house since 1979. Many of the Rhodes family still lives on part of what had been a 300-acre dairy farm. Craig interviewed many family members, including Lillian Rhodes, who married Robert Rhodes in 1921 and lived in the farm house from then until 1972. Robert’s parents bought the farm in 1875. — Followed by reception with Cricket Creek artisanal cheese.

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