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Food Coop (U*) + ScreenTalk  

Eat The Screen

Still from Food Coop

Take a peek inside the legendary Park Slope Food Coop. 

How many supermarkets do you know where people queue up for 40 minutes at the check-out? Where they’ll travel for two hours on public transport to get there?  

Founded in Brooklyn 1973, the Park Slope Food Coop now has 16,000+ owner-members. Each works roughly 3 hours a week, in return earning the right to shop. The quality of food is outstanding; prices are up to 40% cheaper than elsewhere. Is this, some claim, ‘the greatest social experiment’ in the USA?  

Join us after the film for a discussion with the director, Tom Boothe – also founder of the Paris food coop La Louve – and Arthur Potts-Dawson, chef and co-founder of London food coop The People’s Supermarket, chaired by Tim Lang, author of Feeding Britain: Our Food Problems and How to Fix Them, and Professor of Food Policy at City University of London's Centre for Food Policy. 

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France 2016 Dir Tom Boothe 97 min digital 

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