When: Fri., Aug. 17 2012
It’s all too easy to point fingers and demand change in political documentaries without accomplishing very much (Michael Moore, anyone?). But in For the Love of Food, a 2012 documentary by Oberlin-based Brad Masi, the local-foods movement is celebrated rather than placed on a pedestal. The film is more relaxing than reactionary, says Jan Litterst, a board member at Westlake’s Unity Spiritual Center, which will screen the flick tonight at 7 p.m. “It’s almost something you could meditate to.” Focused on the local-foods movement in nearby Oberlin, the film “talks about local foods and the positive things that are being done in Ohio to grow the local-food economy,” says Litterst. “That’s what makes it really different.” Bring your appetite for some locally sourced snacks. Admission is $10.