Food Film Festival Comes to Harrisonburg

By: Karen Campbell Email
By: Karen Campbell Email

Eating healthier and choosing our foods wisely.

That's the message several filmmakers are trying to get across.

They are doing that by bringing their documentaries to Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg for a food film festival.

"Cafeteria Man" was the first film shown Friday night.

It tells the story of school food reform and how Tony Gerasi tries to change the way kids eat food in Baltimore schools.

He did it over a two year span.

Lots of people came out to Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg to watch the hour long film.

"It's a pretty positive film because it points toward change that is possible It's not hopeless. It's a social change issue documentary that makes you want to think about it afterward," said Richard Chisolm, director of Cafeteria Man.

Chisolm says he hopes the film starts a conversation about how we eat our own food.

"There is a lethargy that's reacting to the bad food problem that have been in this country for so long, not just for schools but for the whole food system. It's in drastic need of change and there are younger people who are trying to be a part of this change," said Chisolm.

You can catch other films at court square theater through sunday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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