Whole Foods Market "Do Something Reel" Film Festival
April 16 - 20, 2011

ALL TICKETS ONLY $8!

From the Coal River Valley of West Virginia to the inner city of Detroit, from vanishing bee populations to the evolution of the National School Lunch Program, from farmers and active everyday citizens to doctors and scientists, the "Do Something Reel" Film Festival line-up provides a moving, eye-opening look at how the choices we make can have a huge impact on our bodies, our economy and our environment. These documentaries will inspire you to reflect on what you're passionate about, and how you can make a difference! This nationwide traveling festival will be presented in 40+ cities throughout April, in celebration of Earth Month.

Arrive early to participate in special Whole Foods Market events in the theatre lobby, at select shows! Look for the green "In the lobby" information in the listings below.



VANISHING OF THE BEES
In the lobby: Explore a variety of different honeys at Whole Foods Market's Honey Tasting Station (beginning one hour prior to showtime)

April 16 screening featuring introduction via Skype by director George Langworthy!

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, this cautionary tale explores the mystery of America's disappearing bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, and looks at links to industrial farming and man's attitude toward the natural world. Starring in this real-life drama is a commercial bee farmer who rang the alarm bell when his bee colonies collapsed and his business was decimated.

DIR/SCR/PROD George Langworthy, Maryam Henein; SCR James Erskine. US, 2009, color, 90 min. NOT RATED Presented in digital format

Sat, Apr 16, 5:30; Wed, Apr 20, 6:20

Tickets only $8!

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

BAG IT
Special appearance by the Bag Monster!
Introduction by Heather White, Environmental Working Group

This highly entertaining and eye-opening documentary follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he navigates today's plastic-reliant world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at the cultural love affair with plastics.

DIR Suzan Beraza; SCR Michelle Curry Wright; PROD Michelle Hill. US, 2010, color, 79 min. NOT RATED Presented in digital format

Sun, Apr 17, 12:30; Mon, Apr 18, 7:45

Tickets only $8!

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

PLANEAT
In the lobby: Join Whole Foods Market's Healthy Eating Specialist, Eric Rohr, for an introduction to their Healthy Eating Program and sign up for a 28-day challenge! (beginning one hour prior to showtime)

April 17 screening featuring introduction via Skype by director Shelley Lee Davies!

This visually stunning documentary tells the story of the scientists, farmers and chefs tackling one of the greatest problems of the modern age: Western culture's love affair with meat and dairy. Through an extraordinarily personal and mouthwatering culinary journey, the filmmakers reveal the wide range of medical and environmental benefits of eating vegetables.

DIR Shelley Lee Davies, Or Shlomi; PROD Christopher Hird. US, 2010, color, 78 min. NOT RATED Presented in digital format

Sun, Apr 17, 5:00; Tue, Apr 19, 6:20

Tickets only $8!

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

LUNCH LINE

This deeply affecting documentary follows six kids from one of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago as they set out to fix what is wrong with school lunches — and wind up at the White House. Their unlikely journey parallels the dramatic transformation of school lunch from a patchwork of local anti-hunger efforts to a robust national feeding program.

DIR/PROD Michael Graziano, Ernie Park. US, 2010, color, 60 min. NOT RATED Presented in digital format

Mon, Apr 18, 6:30

Tickets only $8!

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

URBAN ROOTS
In the lobby: "Go green" and collect your seeds for the season at Whole Foods Market's interactive Seed Bar! (beginning one hour prior to showtime)

This documentary tells the powerful story of a group of dedicated Detroit residents working to fulfill their vision for locally grown, sustainably farmed food in a city where fast food and processed foods, trucked from thousands of miles away, are the norm. The inspiring tale of urban farmers planting seeds of change resonates far beyond the borders of Detroit, and provides a stirring example of what happens when a community takes charge.

DIR/SCR Mark MacInnis; PROD Leila Conners, Mathew Schmid. US, 2010, color, 94 min. NOT RATED Presented in digital format

Tue, Apr 19, 8:00

Tickets only $8!

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

ON COAL RIVER
In the lobby: Belly up to Whole Foods Market's Water Bar for a unique tasting of waters from all over the world! (beginning one hour prior to showtime)

This compelling documentary takes viewers on a gripping emotional journey into the Coal River Valley of West Virginia — a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat due to mountaintop removal and dangerous modern coal-mining techniques. The film follows a former coal miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children and life as they know it.

DIR/PROD Francine Cavanaugh, Adams Wood. US, 2010, color, 80 min. NOT RATED Presented in digital format

Wed, Apr 20, 8:10

Tickets only $8!

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.