NYC Screening Event a Huge Success!
HUGE SUCCESS! Our NYC screening event on Monday, Oct 12 was a night to remember!
The 360-seat Florence Gould Theater at the FIAF / French Institute Alliance Française was sold out, with a line snaking down the street. There was even a standby line! We had a beautiful event, starting with the screening of the film, which evoked a great emotional response from the packed house. The post-screening discussion was moderated by Alex Vallis, Digital Director of Food & Wine, and included filmmaker Judith Lit, Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud, and Hudson Valley dairy farmer Sarah Chase. Judith, Daniel and Sarah all grew up on their family’s farms, but each of their lives have taken very different trajectories, which made for a very engaging, fun and heartwarming discussion.
This was followed by a delicious and lively mini farmers market curated by Farm To People, where several local farmers and small-batch producers sampled and sold their best products. It was a wonderful immersive experience for the audience, as the friendly and hard working farmers shared their stories and food.
We wish to give a big thanks to all our amazing partners and the participants of the event: FIAF / French Institute Alliance Française, Slow Food NYC, New York Women in Film & Television, The National Young Farmers Coalition, Farm To People, Chaseholm Farm, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, Bien Cuit, Breezy Hill Orchard, Orchard Hill Cider Mill, Epicerie Boulud.
Last but not the least, a huge thanks to everyone who took time at the end of a long holiday weekend in NYC to join us for the evening and prove that the stories and struggles of farmers are extremely relevant and important to all of us.
Photo by Kabir Chopra Photography