A Foodie Friendly Environmental Film Festival

The DC Independent Film Festival is still underway that already another exciting movie event is kicking off in the nation’s capital: the DC Environmental Film Festival. The 2010 Festival explores the vital connections between food and the environment so it’s not surprising that it opens with two events focused on food. The first, a special screening of “What’s on your plate?”, occurred at the Warner Theater earlier today. The second, the Festival’s Launch Party at the Warner Building Atrium (6:30 pm, March 10th, $20, rsvp at effrsvp@gmail.com) features Nora Pouillon, a local pioneer of the organic and local food movements who opened the nation’s first certified organic restaurant, Nora, and helped establish the FRESHFARM markets, as its featured speaker. 

The festival kicks off this week and runs from March 16 to 28.  Green-minded film buffs and environmentally conscious foodies can gorge on more than 155 showings at 56 different venues throughout the city. Here are a few screenings and events that I noted:

And of course this wouldn’t be FrenchTwistDC if I didn’t point out some of the French related showings: Tabarly about the famous French sailor will show at the French Embassy on March 21 (4pm, free, rsvp to philippe.berthier@diplomtie.gouv.fr) and a Jacques Tati retrospective at AFI Silver Theatre will take place throughout the duration of the festival.

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