Mark your calendars! The Local Food Initiative’s film fest starts Feb. 1

The Local Food Initiative is hosting their 5th Annual Incredible Edible Film Series beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The series brings three films to town that should speak to the inner farmer hidden inside all Revelstokians.

The first film will be Dirt! The Movie narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. This film aims to show how important soil is for human life and how our society is impacting it. Dirt! is being shown at the Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, February 1, at 7:30 pm. Track Street Growers will be guest speakers at this event.

The second film is Polyfaces: The Film, which takes a look at the Polyface Farm in Virginia that uses regenerative farming techniques and no chemicals to feed more than 6,000 people. The film follows Joel Salatin, named the “most innovative farmer in the world” by Time magazine as he and his farming family illustrate the benefits that this type of farming can have on the environment. This is being screened at the arts centre on Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 pm. Terra Firma Farms will be guest speakers at this event.

The third and final film is Seeds of Time. Here is what Rotten Tomatoes had to say about this film: “A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler’s journey, and our own, is just beginning. From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, his passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.” You can catch Seeds of Time at RPAC on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 pm. The guest speaker for this film has not yet been determined,

“Incredible Edible Film Series aims to inspire the community and educate everyone about local food, the organic movement, the environmental impact of food production, community gardens and why you should be GETTING DIRTY!” said a statement from the LFI. “We will have guest speakers, we will be giving away prizes at each showing, and providing snacks and tea.”