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Local Food Films at MSPIFF 2014

Miracles do happen…two posts here in the same week!

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF 2014) is underway this weekend and next. There’s typically a healthy crop of farmer/local food/sustainability films in the program; this year doesn’t disappoint. If you’re looking for something indoors to keep your mind off the itch to get in the garden, I’d recommend adding one of these locavore-minded documentaries to your viewing list:

Slow Food Story – Sunday April 13, 2014 – 11:10 a.m.

SLOW FOOD STORY – TRAILER ENGLISH from Autlook Filmsales on Vimeo.

A Year in Champagne – April 16, 17 & 19th, 2014

A Year in Champagne – Official Trailer from InCA Productions on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Farmer – Saturday April 12, 2014 – 3:30 p.m.

The Brooklyn Grange is highlighted worldwide as a pioneer in urban agriculture and what’s possible in the food movement. Brooklyn Farmer explores the groups expansion to a new facility in New York City and the challenges of becoming the world’s largest rooftop farm. View the trailer exclusively on {group theory} films website:

The Organic Life – Saturday April 12, 2014 – 3:30 p.m.

The Organic Life Teaser – “It’s Like Candy” from Casey Beck on Vimeo.

A scene from the feature documentary THE ORGANIC LIFE, available April 8th on iTunes.

“From the Director’s website: A year in the life of a hopeful organic farmer and his skeptical girlfriend reveals that a changing climate, financial insecurity, demanding physical labor, and corporate agriculture threaten the sustainability of one of the world’s most traditional livelihoods in modern-day America.” View the full trailer exclusively on

How to Make a Sandwich from Scratch

 – This film has already been shown, check out the website for upcoming screenings

How to Make a Sandwich from Scratch Trailer from Andy George on Vimeo.

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