CIFF Selects at Unity College

Mar 21, 2014
Andrew Beck Grace’s “Eating Alabama” is a thoughtful, often funny, story about why food matters.

Unity — CIFF Selects and Unity College will present a free screening of the 2012 documentary film “Eating Alabama” Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Unity College Center for Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Camden International Film Festival founder and director Ben Fowlie.

In search of a simpler life, a young couple returns home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did — locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed since farmers once populated their family histories. A thoughtful and often funny essay on community, the South and sustainability, “Eating Alabama” is a story about why food matters.

CIFF Selects is an outreach program of the Camden International Film Festival, which is recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers. For more information, visit camdenfilmfest.org. For more information about UCCPA, which will present a concert the following night by The Coloradas and Kelly Ravin, visit uccpa.unity.edu or call 948-7469.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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