The second film in the Orange County Great Park Film Series Food For Thought is coming up and will be shown on Thursday, April 21. The title of the film is King Corn and it is a humorous and touching documentary about two best friends who decide to move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn a crop as pointed out both in Food Inc. and by author Michael Pollen is found in one form or another in a majority of the processed foods we all buy at the grocery store. While it does trace a year in the life of two friends, the film is really about the history of corn in modern America and the filmmakers’ relationship with the crop they’ve decided to grow.
Picnicking begins at 6:30 p.m., Film at Dusk. Programs will be held at the Great Park’s Farm & Food Lab. The films will be held outdoors on the lawn. Lecture will provide seating under tent.
Admission is free.
Location is near the Sand Canyon exit for the 5 Freeway. For directions or more information please visit www.ocgp.org or call 949-724-7420.
Birke Baehr sums up in his succinct five minute talk, for both adults and kids, what’s wrong with the current US food system and how to it can be fixed at a recent TEDx Conference. From his recent discoveries he has decided to become an organic farmer rather than his former career goal of becoming a NFL football player. If Birke is an indication of the next generation we are in good hands. Watch this very informative and entertaining video which highlights Burke and Slow Food philosophy.