A “Fresh” Hubbard Film Society screening

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Back in July, I discussed East Aurora’s Hubbard Film Society, a group whose goal, as stated on the HFS website, “is to provide high quality art and foreign films followed by insightful discussion on a monthly basis. The Society currently presents a film the second Sunday of every month.”

Next up, on Sunday, October 20 (which is actually the third Sunday of the month), is a screening of the documentary “Fresh,” described like so:

“[The film] celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.”

Many of my friends and colleagues will be especially interested in this one, and the discussion that will follow. There are so many of these unique screening groups locally, and the HFS is surely one of the most ambitious.

The film will be presented at the Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Avenue in East Aurora. (A new location.) Tickets are $6 for members, $8 for nonmembers. For questions, or to book a group, call 655-0420 or write to bradleys@buffalo.edu.