Whole Foods Market is not normally synonymous with film, but this April the food retailer’s “Do Something Reel” film festival spans seventy cities and features six films about making a difference in our world. You can check for screenings at the festival’s site, as well as read synopses and view trailers of all the films.
Planeat, a documentary examining Western culture’s obsession with meat and dairy, is screening at Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre this Monday, April 25. The following evening, Bag It, a film chronicling America’s dependence on plastic, is showing at Coolidge Corner. The last showing in Brookline is Wednesday, April 27. The festival concludes with Urban Roots, the story of “urban farmers” in Detroit struggling to find locally grown foods in an environment full of processed foods. All showings at Coolidge Corner Theater are at 7:30 PM and cost $9.
Urban Roots will also be showing Wednesday night at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Tickets at Hope Artiste Village are free and a Wintertime Farmer’s Market will be held before the 7:30 PM screening.