Monday, February 23, 2009

Acclaimed documentary FOOD FIGHT opens February 28th at the Hollywood Theatre

"When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact, over the course of the 20th century, our food system was co-opted by corporate entities whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy, delicious food.

Fortunately for America, an alternative emerged from the counter-culture of California in the late 1960s and early 1970s, where a group of political anti-corporate protesters--led by Alice Waters--voiced their dissent by creating a food chain outside of the conventional system. The unintended result was the birth of a vital local-sustainable-organic food movement which has brought back taste and variety to our tables. Food Fight is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the Californian food movement has created a counterrevolution against big agribusiness. "

For more info visit (warning, lots of obnoxious flash intros)

The Hollywood Theatre is located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland. General admission is $6.50, $4.50 for seniors 65+ and children 4-12. Monday night all shows are just $4.