The Gardiner Food Co-op will screen “Food For Change” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner.

October is National Co-op Month. Food co-ops in 40 cities are bringing their story to the American public in a 82-minute documentary that tells the story of the cooperative movement in the United States in a way that is both entertaining and informative, according to a news release from the Gardiner co-op.

“Food for Change” includes interviews with co-op workers, rare archival footage, and narration by the film’s director, Steve Alves. Alves tracks the co-op movement’s quest for whole and organic foods, and their focus on sustainable food systems.

The documentary profiles several food co-ops that have revived neighborhoods and entire communities. No other film has examined this history, according to the release.

Alves is an internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and member of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

For more information, contact Shawn Menard, Gardiner Food Co-op general manager, at 629-3663 or [email protected].


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