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Independents for Progressive Action - IPA Presents: Just Eat It, the film

Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego
106 N State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034, US (map)



Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Announcing the second film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

This monthly series will focus on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the first screening we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series will screen monthly on the fourth Sunday with a 6:00 p.m. showing, followed by a panel discussion. All screenings will be at the Lake Theater.

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organization and a high school club associated with the focus of the film or film making.

About Just Eat It: Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Trailer for Just Eat It: http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/