FSNYC March 15th Film Screening Fundraiser
Screening of Big River to Benefit Food Systems Network NYC
NYC Debut of the Sequel to King Corn
Following up on their Peabody Award-winning documentary, King Corn, the filmmakers, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, return to the heartland on a new mission: to begin an investigation of the downstream environmental impact of their little acre of Iowa corn.
They paddle from Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico in a canoe, seeing for themselves the bigger world their little acre has affected, knowing that half of Iowa's topsoil has washed downstream and that, with it, fertilizer run-off has created a toxic "Dead Zone" in the Gulf.
Join us for the NYC debut of Big River. The evening kicks-off with a networking cocktail hour, featuring craft beers, New York State wines, and local snacks, followed by the film screening and panel discussion. Filmmakers Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis and Aaron Woolf will be joined on the panel by Hudson Valley farmer and MacArthur Genius award-winner Cheryl Rogowski and Senior Vice President of Scenic Hudson Steve Rosenberg, to discuss the film as it relates to NYC and the region.
Monday, March 15, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Screening at 7:00 PM)
451 West Street
(btwn. Bank and Bethune Sts.)
FSNYC Members - $25
Non-members - $35
Students/AmeriCorps - $15
Refreshments generously donated by: The New York Wine & Grape Foundation, the Good Beer Seal, the Cleaver Company, Hot Bread Kitchen, Lucy's Whey, and Martin's Pretzels.