Encores for FFF '09 Doc Favorites

by enzian
November 11, 2009 8:40 AM
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Two wonderful documentary features that had their Southeast premieres at last year's Florida Film Festival in March will have additional showings over the next few days on both TV and at Enzian. God bless public television and God bless our troops! In a perfect storm of holiday and film subject, PBS' P.O.V. series hosts the television premiere of Aron Gaudet's THE WAY WE GET BY tonight (Wed) at 9:00 PM for Veterans Day. This inspiring and profoundly moving film focuses on three senior citizens who are part of the Maine Troop Greeters, individuals who volunteer their time to personally greet every plane of US soldiers flying to or returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan at the Bangor airport. It's a remarkable and emotional story that will put a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye.

And this Sunday, November 15, at 12 noon, come support the local food movement while enjoying some good eats and tasty drinks along with Chris Taylor's highly entertaining and informative FOOD FIGHT. The Ourlando Local Food Alliance has organized this "Farm to Table" very special event, complete with the film screening, local farmers and food vendors on property, and food by Enzian Executive Chef Josh Oakley. FOOD FIGHT is narrated by Justin Kirk (TV's Weeds) and won the Audience Award for 2008 from the esteemed International Documantary Association. It is a rousing portrait of the birth of California cuisine, "celebrity" chefs, and the "eat local/save the planet" movement. If you missed it during the Festival because you were out of town or there was just too much other good stuff playing at the same time that first Sunday afternoon, well now's your big chance. Enjoy!

--Matthew

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