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Directed by Matt Wechsler. US. 2016. NR. 1 hour 32 minutes. blu ray.
Presented by Lundale Farm
Wed., March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
7:00 pm

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it,  Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.

A farmer and chef panel discussion will follow the film. Panelists include Emma Cunniff, Kneehigh Farm at Lundale Farm; Dean Carlson, Wyebrook Farm; Susan Miller, Birchrun Hills Farm; and Chef Eric Yost, Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden and the anticipated Suburban Brewing Co. The farmers and chef will share their views of sustainability in a local food system, and what consumers can do to promote and protect that system.


Ticket prices do not include the $1.50 per ticket Service Fee. These fees will be calculated at check out. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online.Tickets are non-refundable.