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12th Annual Slow Food Springfield Film Festival!
January 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A film festival for everyone interested in learning more about people, farming, and climate change is planned for Saturday, January 25, 2020, in Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois in Springfield from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Slow Food Springfield and the UIS Sustainability Committee are partnering to present the 12th Annual Slow Food Springfield Film Festival. “These films tell the stories behind our food and can increase awareness and interest in our food system,” says Liz Rupel and Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, Slow Food Springfield board members and co-chairs for the festival.
This year’s festival will feature a SNEAK PEAK screening of the film Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm.
It reflects the knife-edge of hope and despair that Henry, his daughter and interns, and all of us living in the Anthropocene must face, while addressing crucial questions about the future of farming on levels from personal to generational to global. Steeped in images of natural beauty, this thoughtful, engaging, and quietly observed documentary puts us in Henry’s shoes as we learn what’s involved in bringing good food to the table, and how biodiversity, adaptability, and resilience are key to survival in an evermore unpredictable future.
Directions: The University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Auditorium is located on the the lower level (Level 1) of the Brookens Library.
Parking: UIS Campus Lots A, B, C-North, D, and I are all visitor parking lots (we recommend to park in C-North or D as they’re the closest). A physical visitor pass is not required when parking in these lots. Any other lot is subject to ticketing without a hang tag.
CASH-ONLY admission is $10.00 per person ($5.00 for Slow Food Springfield members). Students with a student ID are free. ATM on-site.