BETHEL — Local Food Connection and The Gem theater announce the screening of “SEED: The Untold Story” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, as part of its Food & Film Series.

The theater is at 23 Cross St.

The collaboration between LFC and The Gem began last fall and is expected to run quarterly in 2017.

Following the Winter’s Farmer’s Market from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan 14 at The Gem, LFC invites volunteers and moviegoers to bring an appetizer to share for social time at 3:30 p.m.

At 6:15 p.m., Taggart Siegel, the film’s director, will be available via Skype to answer audience questions. Will Bonsall, owner of Khadighar Farm and director of the Scatterseed Project and author of “Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening,” will sign books and answer questions. Tickets are $6.

“SEED: The Untold Story” calls attention to irreplaceable seeds nearing extinction, revealing the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000-year food legacy.

“SEED” is winner numerous awards, including the Environmental Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest; Green Planet Award at Rhode Island Film Festival; Best Documentary at Nashville Film Festival; Best in Festival at Princeton Environmental Film Festival; Ecohero Award at the Portland EcoFilm Festival; Best Documentary & Audience Award at Lunenberg Doc Fest; Audience Award at the American Conservation Film Festival; and Best Cinematography at the United Nations Film Festival.


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