Wasted – Nov. 12th

On Sunday, November 12th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and the Bozeman Doc Series present a special screening of the critically acclaimed new documentary, Wasted: The Story of Food Waste. The event is part of GVFB’s annual Can the Griz food drive and proceeds will go toward supporting the local food bank. GVFB will also be collecting donations in the lobby before and after the film, and attendees are urged to bring a can of food to donate.

Wasted aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of culinary luminaries like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

This entertaining and illuminating documentary exposes the criminality of food waste and shows how each of us can make changes – no matter how small – that will lead to new ways of using more food, feeding more people, curbing environmental damage, stimulating technology and business, and ultimately improving the health and well-being of all citizens worldwide.

Wasted world-premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival to widespread critical acclaim.

“Taking a lively approach to an increasingly serious 21st century issue, the skillfully assembled documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” proves as eye-opening as it is mouth-watering. Fully realizing that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, filmmakers Anna Chai and Nari Kye season their thoroughly enlightening eco-primer with a generous sprinkling of levity provided by colorful graphics and the acerbic Bourdain, who really lets loose in the end-credits outtakes.” Los Angeles Times

“[a] serious but feel-good doc…inverts the usual eco-doc formula, spending only enough time on problems to establish their importance, then traveling around the world to prove how satisfying the solutions can be.” The Hollywood Reporter

“You need to watch this documentary. It might depress you. It might scare you. But I doubt it. Some environmental issues seem politically blockaded to the point of hopelessness, or insurmountable for any number of reasons. This documentary is incredibly compelling evidence that we’re looking at an absolutely crazy exception…This film may actually make you care about it, and not by way of sanctimony or self-righteousness or fist-pounding or garbage-shaming—Wasted is super optimistic, full of fantastic food-porn, and oftentimes hilarious..” Paste Magazine

Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue with one screening every other week through April.