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Local-, sustainable-food documentary ‘Fresh’ at Riverview tonight

A one-time screening of the new documentary “Fresh,” about the eating-local movement, has sold out for tonight at the Riverview Theater.

Ben Lilliston of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), which is one of the sponsors of the evening, sees the sellout as further evidence of an “incredible, surging energy on local and sustainable foods in the Twin Cities that has reached a new level.”

The film includes interviews with urban farmer and 2008 MacArthur fellow Will Allen and sustainable farmer Joel Salatin. For those who want to try getting in at the door, the screening is at 7 p.m., with a panel discussion afterward.

The panel will feature Maggie Adamek, Homegrown Minneapolis and University of Minnesota; JoAnne Berkenkamp, local foods program director, IATP; Ana Sofia Joanes, director and producer, “Fresh”; Greg Reynolds, Riverbend Farms; and Tracy Singleton, owner, Birchwood Café.

“Fresh,” 7 p.m., Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S., Minneapolis. Tickets $15 at the door. Birchwood Café and “Fresh” producer/director Ana Joanes invite viewers to a postscreening reception featuring local foods, local beer and sustainably produced wines at the Birchwood Café ($10 at the door, cash bar).

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