A screening of “Food Coop” is the second of a new Community Conversation series hosted by the Orcas Food Co-op. Light food and refreshments will be provided. The film will show from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall on Sunday, July 21 and will be followed by facilitated discussion.
After the event, people are encouraged to head over to the stage on the green to kick off the Orcas Island Film Festival summer film series. The film “Amazing Grace” will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Village Green.
From the “Food Co-op” film website – “The most successful supermarket in New York City has zero customers and 17,000 workers. Every day in Brooklyn, hundreds of busy New Yorkers walk past Whole Foods or dozens of other grocery stores promoting natural and organic foods to work at a small supermarket that does no marketing and never holds sales—and yet makes more money per square foot than any other grocery store in New York City. The secret of the Park Slope Food Coop’s more than 40 years of success is simple: to shop there, all 17,000 members — rich and poor, old and young, from every culture and race in the city — have to put in three hours a month of work.”
In his first feature-length documentary, American-born, Paris-based director Tom Boothe brings wit, insight and a critical but passionate eye to the story of an American institution, built on pragmatic idealism, that has become a beacon for Europe.