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Fair Tomatoes: A Story About Justice, Dignity, and Sustainability movie screening at Franklin Street Works

4 Mar

We didn’t know this until recently, but Immokalee, Florida is the tomato capital of America!  And, according to a press release from Franklin Street Works in Stamford, “It is also home to abuse, stagnant wages, mistreatment, and unjust labor conditions.”  While this is just one place here in America, it highlights some major flaws in the way our agricultural system works and is set up.

And this is the exact focus of a documentary produced by Greenwich-based All Kicker called Fair Tomatoes:  A Story About Justice, Dignity, and Sustainability.  This 25 minute film has been touring around the country, opening people’s eyes to the wrongs being committed against workers in the agricultural world.  And, Fair Tomatoes is just about to make its way to Connecticut, specifically Franklin Street Works.  Just stop by on March 13 at 7 pm for a free screening of the movie, followed by a Q&A session with Directors Ernie Zahn and Ron Williams.

Attendees will also receive a “tomato-inspired snack” and you’ll get your choice of a free beer or wine.  We hope you can come by and take part in the conversation, meet some new friends, and get a chance to tour Franklin Street Works…it’s one of our favorite places in Stamford!

Fair Tomatoes Movie Screening and Q&A
Date:        March 13
Time:        7 pm
Place:        Franklin Street Works
Address:  41 Franklin Street
                    Stamford, CT

More info about Franklin Street Works:

The art space and café are open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Franklin Street Works does not charge for admission during regular gallery hours.

One Nation. Underfed: A Place at the Table Movie Screening at Stepping Stones

5 Nov

Community Plates and Person-to-Person are sponsoring a free screening of the popular and grippingly touching A Place at the Table.  This movie, starring Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, David Beckmann, Joel Berg, and others, will be playing at 7 pm on Tuesday, 11/12 at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk.

A Place at the Table follows three Americans who struggle with hunger on a daily basis.  As Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbus dig deeper into the lives of those who are always looking for their next meal, they paint a picture of hope.  As they point out, it’s not charity and donations that will solve the problem of hunger (though it sure does help)…there is a definite way to eradicate hunger in America.

A Place at the Table Movie Screening

Date: 11/12

Time: 7 pm

Place:  Stepping Stones Museum

Address:  303 West Avenue

                   Norwalk, CT 

Hey Bartender Tells the Story of the Bartender w/ Special Showings in CT

3 Jul

Hey Bartender Movie Poster

Documentary.  Yeah, we know, probably all of you just yawned and are contemplating ditching this post, but hold on a sec.  We recently got a sneak peak of a brand new documentary from 4thRow Films that was released just in May called Hey Bartender.  It not only goes through a brief history of cocktails and their recent upsurge, but it also takes the viewer on a journey through the lives of two bartenders.  One of those bartenders is the amazing Steve Schneider, an ex-Marine turned bartender at the enormously popular and celebrated Employees Only cocktail bar in NYC. Plus he has an epic handlebar mustache.  The other is Steve Carpentieri, or Carpi, as his customers and friends sometime call him. He’s the owner of Dunville’s in Westport. Weaved into the story of both of these drink slingers is commentary from the top bartenders in the industry including Jim Meehan of PDT in NYC, Dale DeGroff who started the modern cocktail movement at The Rainbow Room, Dushan Zaric of Employees Only, Julie Reiner of Flatiron Lounge, restaurateur Danny Meyers, and Sasha Petraske of Milk and Honey.   It’s also an unabashed celebration of the awakening of bartending and cocktail culture across America.

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