From Field to Table--But Where Else Has That Broccoli Been?
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The last date listed for Discovering the American Food Trail was Wednesday November 8, 2006 / 6:30pm.
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Rita Moreno has had a storied career. From her Oscar-winning portrayal of Anita in the film adaptation of West Side Story to her challenging role as a prostitute in Carnal Knowledge, from her stint on the children's TV classic Electric Company to her late-career triumph in HBO's controversial series Oz, she's an actress with chops. Now this powerhouse performer shares her story, in conversation with Jan Yanehiro, director of the School of Multimedia Communications at the Academy of Art. She'll talk about being a Hollywood survivor, starting with her tumultuous childhood, to her career rise from "utility ethnic" to award-winning star, her explosive romance with Marlon Brando (and less-than-explosive romance with Elvis Presley) and finally finding peace with her choices and her life. Now 81, Moreno is still going strong -- she recently concluded a sold-out run of her one-woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, and makes frequent appearances on TV in such shows as Law and Order, In Plain Sight and Happily Divorced. She also authored Rita Moreno: A Memoir. Learn More
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Dekel and Bachar will be on hand to discuss the lasting effects our food choices have on our health and environment and preview their film-in-progress “Food for Thought”.
Do you know where your food comes from? Filmmakers Lilach Dekel and Rod Bachar embarked on a 5 month journey traveling over 15,000 miles talking with farmers, consumers, and activists to better understand the American Food Trail. Their goal – to learn about the food we eat by tracing its path from the barns and fields to our dinner table. They saw —firsthand, and in ways they never even imagined—the impact of our food choices on our health, the environment, and entire communities.
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