Past Film Series

2011 2010 2009
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Food Connections Livable Cities Plastic
Ingredients End of Suburbia Bag It
Rebecca's Wild Farm Save Our Land Save Our Towns  
Establishing a Food Forest Community By Design  
Locavore Portland: Quest for the Livable City  
Truck Farm A Conveniant Truth  


Films of Hope and Vision: Food Connections

The film series is back next Friday, the 26th with Ingredients. In this film series, we'll explore the connection between ourselves and the food that sustains us.

Films begin at 7:30pm
Free Admission
World Centric Community Space
2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Films of Vision and Hope focuses on hopeful and positive solutions to environmental problems affecting our world. Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.

Sponsored by Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, Slow Food South Bay, and World Centric.
Ingredients

Friday, August 26th

 

See how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between the food we produce and the food we eat. From farms to urban food deserts to the kitchens of celebrated chefs, we'll learn about the movement to put good food back on the table.

Rebecca's Wild Farm

Friday, September 2nd

 

Wildlife filmmaker Rebecca Hosking shows how she transformed her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, discovering that nature holds the key.

Establishing a Food Forest

Friday, September 9nd

 

Back by popular demand! In this fascinating film, famed permaculturist Geoff Lawton shows how to turn even the most unpromising ecosystems into thriving, productive food forests.

Locavore

Friday, September 16th

 

Today, the average conventionally grown vegetable travels more than 1500 miles and is over-processed, stale, and without nutrition. Learn how the Locavore movement is changing all of that.

100 Mile Potluck
Friday, September 23rd
It's harvest season, and the autumnal equinox! Come to share food, conversation, and ideas.


 

Films of Hope and Vision: Livable Cities

We’ll look at what went wrong with our cities, how sprawl replaced neighborhoods, and what can be done to bring back community and sustainability to our cities and towns.

Films begin at 7:30pm, but there will be snacks at 7pm.
Free Admission
World Centric Community Space
2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Films of Vision and Hope focuses on hopeful and positive solutions to environmental problems affecting our world. Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.
Sponsored by Acterra, Common Ground, Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, World Centric, and more
End of Surburbia

Friday, January 21st

 

We’ll set the stage with this influential film, which shows how the American dream of suburbia has become unsustainable and gives an inkling of what might replace it.

Save our Land, Save our Towns

Friday, January 28th

Small town newsman Tom Hylton explores why America's towns have declined and what we can do to revive them. “Development and zoning issues normally make the eyes glaze...Tom Hylton makes them downright fascinating." Philadelphia Daily News

Community by Design

Friday, February 4th

 

Learn about the key role that design plays in community from some leading progressive thinkers on the subject.

Portland: Quest for the Livable City

Friday, February 11th

 

Portlanders enjoy a thriving downtown, plus national recognition for alternative transportation, emissions reductions, and overall sustainability, thanks to a regional land use process established thirty years ago. Learn about the challenges of maintaining this land use vision and its implications for equity and fairness.

A Convenient Truth

Friday, February 25th

 

In this inspirational film, you’ll learn why cities around the world look to Curitiba, Brazil as the model for creative and enlightened urban planning. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.

100 Mile Potluck
Friday, March 4th
Join us for our third 100 mile potluck. Connect with others and learn about opportunities to get involved.


 

Film Screening: Bag It

Wednesday, January 5th, 7pm


World Centric Community Space Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Suggested Donation:$5-$7 to cover cost of screening ; no one turned away due to lack of funds

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life and human health?

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world, Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags.

Join us for this great documentary as well as a discussion/question and answer session from the makers of this film. (Runtime 79min) For more info: http://www.bagitmovie.com/

 

Truck Farm

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Eating (Slowly) at the Bottom of the Bay

April 2011                                                                                                                Event Extra
 
May 6

 
South Bay Premier of the Film:
Truck Farm

A new film from the makers of King Corn 


 

Friday, May 6, 2011

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

World Centric Community Space

2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto, CA [Map]

 

$5.00 donation requested.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Brown Paper Tickets

 

Join Slow Food South Bay and World Centric at the World Centric Community Space in Palo Alto for the South Bay premier of the new film Truck Farm, by the makers of King Corn.

 

Slow Food South Bay member, chef, and co-founder and Chief Gastronomic Officer of Grubly, Tim West, will be in attendance to kick off his newest endeavor as the South Bay's very own Truck Farmer.  He'll talk to us about the experience of becoming a Truck Farmer and we'll keep our fingers crossed that he has his truck by then, so that he can show it to us in its early stages.

 

To complete the evening, those who want to stay and discuss the Truck Farm concept - an entertaining way to promote sustainable food - can join in a group discussion. We'll plan to come up with a few similar ideas for promotion and see if we can put one or more of them into action.

 

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets (and if not sold out, at the door). 

Introducing Grubly
There is a new on-line service in town, whose focus is on "connecting people who love to cook with people who love to eat, locally!"  Grubly is currently in Beta test, with events up and down the Peninsula and across the South Bay, but it is sure to grow, quickly.  Check it out.