It’s almost time for Mindful Movie Night 4.0! Zach and Ryan of The Juice Truck and I are especially excited for this particular soiree because the feature documentary’s Vancouver-based producers will be joining us. We are thrilled to announce Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story as our next film and to introduce you to Jen and Grant, the brains and stars of this inspiring documentary.

About “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”

“We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.”


Our intimate movie night will take place at Stretch Yoga in Chinatown on Wednesday, September 16th. We like to keep things intimate, so expect about 30 fellow movie-watchers. This means there are no bad seats in the house, everyone can hear and we can easily enjoy a little discussion afterwards. Please RSVP in order to reserve a seat (details below).

A movie night wouldn’t be complete without snacks, so come hungry to nibble. On top of the usual bites, expect something extra special from Emma of Zimt Chocolates (an independent Vancouver-based company specializing in raw, vegan and refined sugar-free chocolates). This vegan chocolate-maker extraordinaire is bringing three of her Coconut Creme Truffle flavours (Citrus Earl Grey, Lemon Basil and Salted Coconut Caramel) and some of her bars (Peppermint Nib’d and Chocolate 70%) and they are beyond to die for. (Thank you, Emma!!!)

Tickets are $10 and 100% of sales will be donated to non-profit community organization Fresh Roots. We will be accepting cash or debit at the door.

To reserve your spot, simply email me (erin at itstodiefor dot ca) with the number of tickets you’d like under your name. (Note: tickets usually sell out in 24 hours so email me quickly if you’re keen on joining!)

Mindful Movie Night Details

What: Mindful Movie Night featuring ‘Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”
Where: Stretch Yoga Studio, 180 E Pender (2nd floor, above the Vancity Bank)
When: Wednesday, September 16th | Doors open 6:30pm, Movie begins at 7pm sharp

Huge thanks to Stretch Yoga for donating their beautiful space for Mindful Movie Night.

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