This Sunday you have the opportunity to watch the incredible film, The Apple Pushers at the Whole Foods, Do Something Reel Film Festival in San Francisco which opens April 22. This documentary film festival is happening every month all year long. It’s a great opportunity to view a collection of consciousness-raising films.
The Apple Pushers film will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s writer and director, Mary Mazzio; executive producer Laurie Tisch; and celebrity chef Michel Nischan. Debi Mazar, star of the Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” and “Entourage,” will host the discussion.
“The Apple Pushers, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the inner cities of New York (where finding a fresh red ripe apple can be a serious challenge). These pushcart vendors, who have immigrated here from all parts of the world for different reasons, and who all have sacrificed so much to come to this country (a near fatal crossing of the Mexican border, as an example) – are now part of a new experiment in New York to help solve the food crisis and skyrocketing obesity rates in the inner city.” The Apple Pushers website.
I’m giving away 2 tickets to this event for this Sunday, April 22nd at Century 9 Theater on Market Street in San Francisco. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Simply leave a comment and I’ll add your name to the drawing. Good luck! Winner will be picked on Friday at 6 p.m.