Row House Premieres ‘Food Systems’ Doc ‘The Ecosystem’


Nearly six months after hosting a sneak preview at Ace Hotel, filmmaker and co-founder of The Glassblock David Bernabo will unveil his work Food Systems, Chapter 3: The Ecosystem. The final installment of a three-part documentary series will premiere on May 10th at Row House Cinema.

The Ecosystem shows the challenges of farming in and around Western PA from climate change to fracking to strip mining and skyrocketing land prices to monocultures and their impact on diet and food pricing. The film looks at cheese making with Lori Sollenberger at Hidden Hills Dairy, the life cycle of farmed trout at Laurel Hill Trout, the history of Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, and Legume‘s legacy of local meat.

The film also features various area farms, as well as businesses such as Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Hop Farm Brewing Company, Bill Fuller of Big Burrito, Alice Julier and Nadine Lehrer of the Chatham University Food Studies program, and local food writer Hal B. Klein.

The  Food Systems, Chapter 3: The Ecosystem premiere will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and are available for purchase online.


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