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Film Thu Jul 29 2010

Fresh Celebrates Local Farmers and Local Food

In a society where heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are in the news and health journals every day, has anyone stopped to think about why this is a continuing problem in the U.S.? Many documentarians have and films like Food Inc. have spread a doom and gloom attitude about today's food industry. Fresh is a film that brings a little sunshine to the growing food movement. Director Sofia Joanes explores the rebel industry of pesticide and hormone free farms that seek to create a food product that is good for us, the environment, and the plants and animals that provide it.

Fresh screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center July 30 through August 5. After the July 31 screening, Evanston/Skokie organization the Talking Farm will direct a Q&A about how they try to create sustainable urban agriculture through education and great food. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for regular students, $4 for SAIC students, and $5 Film Center members. Tickets can be purchased through the Film Center's box office or their website. Check out the trailer for Fresh below. Feel good about our food society again!

 
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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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