Fresh and Green

FRESH, a new food documentary, debuts in Charlotte tomorrow night

If you devoured Fast Food Nation like a handful of tater tots, we (and by "we," we mean the Wells Fargo Auditorium) may have just the movie for you.

FRESH is a new documentary, being screened at the Knight Theater on Tuesday night, that follows that stories of eight food activists looking to revamp and detoxify American agriculture—and, by default, our eating habits. Among the featured is former NBA player and one of Time magazine’s "100 Most Influential People" in 2010, Will Allen. His non-profit, Growing Power, has set up outreach programs and urban produce farms in Milwaukee and Chicago. Michael Pollan, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, also gets some camera time, as well as a handful of innovative farmers whose visions for safer, cleaner food are setting an example for agricultural activists across the country.

The movie (a cleansing follow-up to Food, Inc. and Super Size Me, to name a couple nauseating documentaries) will be followed by a Q&A session with director and producer Sofia Joanes. We’ve pasted the trailer below, but also be sure to check out Rich Deming’s talk at TEDxCharlotte on Friendship Gardens, a series of gardens in Charlotte that grow food for local Meals on Wheels recipients. 

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue