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Cafeterian Man Screening at Maryland Film Festival

Cafeterian Man Screening at Maryland Film Festival

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Cafeteria Man Film Screening
May 8, 2011, 05:00 PM
MICA Brown Center
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From the Maryland Film Festival Film Guide:

Anyone who has ever experienced a public-school lunch knows that it can be a harrowing mealtime experience. Grade-D mystery-meat sandwiches, pizza that tastes and smells not unlike band-aids, and mercilessly reheated turkey ‘breast” with unnaturally brown gravy are among the better offerings at a standard school lunch. Shouldn’t schools be teaching our children how to eat properly and not helping them junk up their diets? As the old late night infomercial used to say, “There’s got to be a better way!”

Enter New Orleans chef Tony Geraci, the man with a plan and vision to bring healthy, green and locally grown whole foods to Baltimore City school cafeterias. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, it’s not as easily accomplished as it sounds. Baltimore filmmaker Richard Chisolm’s expertly crafted documentary, co-produced with Sheila Kinkade and David Grossbach, leads us through the trials and tribulations of a dedicated group of citizens led by Geraci who are on a mission to revolutionize Baltimore City’s school lunch program. Tony has friends in high places, but will it be enough to turn the tides of school-food bureaucracy—not to mention 50-plus years of backwards thinking regarding what constitutes a healthy school lunch?  (J. Scott Braid)