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'Food Fight' screening Wednesday, plus a panel discussion with The Times' Russ Parsons and KCRW's Evan Kleiman [Updated]

March 23, 2010 | 12:50 pm

Foodfight In case you missed the theatrical release of "Food Fight," here's your chance to catch a screening at the Crest Theatre in Westwood. It's part of the "Something to Talk About" documentary film series, a Crest monthly screening of independent films "meant to provoke conversation and positive change in American society."

About the film:

"Food Fight" is the award-winning film about about how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement. The film stars many supporters and friends of the Slow Food movement: Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Suzanne Goin, Marion Nestle, Wolfgang Puck, MacArthur Genius Grant Winner (and urban farmer) Will Allen, and 20 other key figures in the progressive food movement. Unique among food films currently in release, "Food Fight" is a positive celebration of the relationship of farmers, chefs, consumers and activists to the economics of how our food is grown.
A panel discussion after the screening will include Russ Parsons, food editor of the Los Angeles Times; Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s “Good Food”; filmmaker Chris Taylor; Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin; and farmer Thetis Sammons.

Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., 1262 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, $13 per person. A portion of the ticket price goes to Global Green, "Food Fight’s" social action partner. Tickets can be purchased in advance via www.indiedocs.net.

[Updated at 2:20 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said the screening is Tuesday night; it will be on Wednesday].

-- Betty Hallock