published Saturday, January 5th, 2013

'Eating Alabama' producer to screen documentary at GPS

Andrew Beck Grace, director, filmmaker and producer of the critically acclaimed documentary "Eating Alabama," will screen his award-winning film on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Frierson Theatre at Girls Preparatory School.

The public is invited to the free screening.

Grace and his wife, in search of a simpler life, returned to their home state of Alabama and set out to eat the way their grandparents did -- locally and seasonally.

"Growing up on my granddaddy's stories, I really thought, rather naively, that all these farmers were just out there but didn't know how to get their product to us," Grace says.

As they navigated the agricultural-industrial complex, they realized that nearly everything about the food system had changed since farmers populated their family histories.

An essay on community, the South and sustainability, "Eating Alabama" is a story about why food matters.

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