documentary film: American Meat Monday, April 15th

We just received this information from our farmers Alan and Nancy Brown, of Lewis Waite Farm:

Coming up is a not-to-miss week-long New York City premiere of the documentary film American Meat, which looks at our nation’s meat industry through the eyes of farmers all over the country. It’s an important, timely film about the future of agriculture, and I’m joining the discussion as a panelist at one of the screenings.

The event will take place on Monday, April 15th at Cinema Village: 22 East 12th Street, New York, NY (between 5th Ave & University Place). The film begins at 7pm and runs until about 8:15pm, and it will be followed by a panel discussion including me and other key actors in the meat/farming industry (see below for full panel line-up).

If you can’t make this particular screening, there are others listed on the American Meat website (and you can watch the trailer, too).

Following the screening of American Meat, the conversation will continue over food and drink at farm-to-table restaurant Jimmy’s No. 43, located just a few blocks away from the theater at 43 E 7th Street. Jimmy’s will be offering appetizer specials made with heritage pork meat from Flying Pigs Farm, one of the farms featured in American Meat. We hope you will join us there!

Here is Cinema Village’s description of  4/15 panel discussion:

Community Supported Agriculture: Maybe you or someone you know is a member of a CSA, a Community Supported Agriculture program. These programs are having a tremendous impact on our food system. What are they doing to support a sustainable meat industry, and what can we learn from the already-significant achievements of CSA programs? What does it take to start up a CSA and make it successful? This panel features special guest Richard Morris, who left a corporate career to work for Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms, is currently starting his own farming business, and is featured in American Meat; Just Food’s CSA Program Manager Paula Lukats; Bushwick Food Cooperative “Meat Mastermind” Amanda Pitts; and Alan and Nancy Waite of Lewis Waite Farms, a farm in Upstate New York that is home to 100 percent grass fed beef and rotationally-grazed pigs.

Director of American Meat Graham Meriwether will moderate the discussion.

Each day has a different panel theme.

The film will be shown at 7PM at Cinema Village April 12th-18th.

To purchase tickets go to the American Meat web site.


Farmers of Innovation PANEL INCLUDES:

Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Paul Willis, Niman Ranch
Chris Ely: Applegate
Chris Arnold: Chipotle
Graham Meriwether: American Meat


Beginning Farmers PANEL INCLUDES:

Graham Meriwether: American Meat
Jon McConaughy: Brick Farm Tavern
Ben Flanner: Brooklyn Rooftop Farms
Yanet Rojas: Just Food’s Farm School
Craig Haney: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Mary Kimball: Center for Land-Based Learning



Tanya Fields: Food activist
Anthony Fassio: Slow Food NYC
Graham Meriwether: American Meat
Ian Calder-Piedmonte


Community Supported Agriculture PANEL INCLUDES:

Richard Morris: Heritage Fells Foodstead
Paula Lukats: Just Food
Amanda Pitts: Bushwick Food Cooperative
Alan & Nancy: Lewis Waite Farms


Chefs & Butchers PANEL INCLUDES:

Mary Cleaver: Cleaver Co.
Tom Mylan: The Meat Hook
Jake Dickson: Dickson’s Farmstand Meats
Bill Telepan: Telepan
Graham Meriwether: American Meat



Robert LaValva: New Amsterdam Market
Michael Hurwitz: Greenmarket
Michael Yezzi: Flying Pig Farm
Peter Hoffman: Back Forty
Graham Meriwether: American Meat


The Making of American Meat PANEL INCLUDES:

Ryan Nethery: Cinematographer
Memo Salazar: Editor
Graham Meriwether: American Meat



Extended thru Thursday, April 25 !!

Showing daily at 5:20 p.m.

Cinema Village Theater

22 East 12th Street

New York, NY 10003 [directions]


near Lower Manhattan

For ticketing information, visit the Cinema Village website.



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