GARDINER — Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center on Water Street will be present the film “Food Fight” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The directors will be presenting the film as part of “Food, Film & Conversation.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Tickets are available at Johnson Hall’s box office from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, by calling 582-7144 or visit their website at

“Food Fight” is a documentary that takes viewers inside the battle for Market Basket. Throughout the summer of 2014, a corporate food fight played out in dozens of communities impacting tens of thousands of workers and the economies of three states.

When the faction of the Market Basket board, headed by Arthur Demoulas, fired his cousin and archrival, Arthur T. Demoulas, as long-time CEO of the successful supermarket chain, it set off a firestorm that sparked one of most unique corporate dramas in American history. It’s what the New York Times called “the last stand for the middle class.”

Award-winning director Jay Childs will be present at the showing.


This program is part of Johnson Hall’s “Food, Film & Conversation” series in partnership with the Gardiner Food Co-Op. Food can be ordered until the day before by calling the box office at 207-582-7144. Food will waiting upon arrival for the show or can be picked up at the Gardiner Food Co-Op before the show; present the receipt at the door of Johnson Hall. Table seating will be available.

In the summer of 2014, the workers at the successful Market Basket grocery chain protested when a faction of the Demoulas family fired chain’s popular, longtime CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

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