Slow Food, in collaboration with Farm to City, will present a free screening of the essay-style food documentary, Eating Alabama, on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at The Rotunda on 4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia.
In search of a simpler life, filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace and his wife, Rashmi, return home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. They quickly realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed, and eating local is not as easy as it used to be. Peppered with Grace’s thoughtful narrative and touching family anecdotes, Eating Alabama is a story about community, the South, and why food matters.
In a Q&A with the filmmaker, Grace speaks about the innate implications of food as it affects families, farmers, and communities.