Scene from “Farmers for America” (Photo submitted)

Cinema hosts documentary, talk on farming

Published Feb 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., in partnership with the Jervis Public Library, will present the documentary “Farmers for America” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion about the farming industry. 

The movie traces the changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles, and insist on knowing where their food is coming from.

At the center of the film are the farmers who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: food.

These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America. With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soars, this film reveals the people waiting to take their place, the practices they’re championing, and the obstacles they must overcome.

The movie runs 75 minutes and, while is not rated, it is approved for all ages.

The panel discussion is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. All tickets are $5.