Farmageddon heads to another big city in two weeks, after successful screenings in numerous communities around the country. The prestigious Gene Siskel Center is showing the movie, right in the heart of downtown Chicago! Kristin is hopeful that Roger Ebert will give the film one of his famous “thumbs up” reviews.
If you want to get in on the excitement, or have friends near Chicago, here are the different events going on in concert with the Chicago Premiere. Please click on the hyperlink to see all the details or to purchase tickets for an event. By all means, share this post widely, let’s make sure Chicago is a SELL OUT!
Friday Night, August 26 — The Gala Opening Night Party is a wine and cheese celebration at Petterino’s restaurant, then guests will walk to the theatre for the 8:00pm Farmageddon screening. After the show, party goers will remain in the theatre and participate in a panel discussion about the movie and its possible impact on the future of small sustainable farms in America. (Ticket price $30.00)
August 27 Saturday Afternoon — Raw Milk Activist Max Kane is hosting at Meet and Greet before the Saturday 3:00pm show with the support of Karyn’s Raw, a local wellness chef, sample delicious vegan savories and sweets while mixing with other food activists before the film. After the film, attendees will break for dinner and later that evening Max invites everyone to an optional fundraiser and constitutional rights workshop to benefit The Max Kane legal defense fund. See Farmageddon and Food Rights Workshop. (Ticket prices: Meet & Greet & Movie ONLY $10.00, Meet & Greet, Movie, Workshop Fundraiser $55.00)
Sunday Evening, August 28 — Chicago Whole Foods Nutrition Meetup group is sponsoring Foodies Day at the Movies which consists of a chance to meet the filmmaker on the way in to the movie, the movie screening and a panel discussion afterwards. Those who want to hang out with the filmmaker post film can meet in the theater lobby, and then repast to a nearby restaurant.
Monday Night, August 29 — This is Chicago Show Your Hearts Night at the Farmageddon Premiere. At this Bone Broth and a Movie event, you’ll get to meet Kristin, enjoy the film, and then mingle and mix with other attendees in the Siskel Center gallery cafe over a nourishing cup of soup, prepared by Chef Guy Meikle of Nana’s Organic Restaurant. This event is designed to raise awareness about the healing power of food, and the Joshua and Robin Berry Children’s Trust. Jen Cafferty of Gluten Free Cooking Expo is helping to spearhead this event.
Wednesday August 31 — The movie doesn’t play on Tuesday, but Wednesday is closing night. No events are planned, but tickets (Price $11.00) are available now through the Gene Siskel Film Center box office. By the way, the Siskel Center does validate parking, but you must park at a particular lot to get the discount. See their parking information, here.
Please see the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund press release about the Chicago Farmageddon Premiere.
Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for Kristin Marie Productions.
This post is part of the Hartke is Online Weekend Gourmet blog carnival.