Author Archives: Alves Steve

Upcoming Screenings

Food for Change will be screening at the following locations:

Oryana Natural Foods Market, April 17
Membership Meeting at Traverse City Central High School Cafeteria
1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City, MI

Abundance Food Co-op, April 20
Rochester, NY

FareShare Co-op, April 26
Norway, ME

Pothole Pictures at Memorial Hall May 16 & 17
Q&A with filmmaker Steve Alves, pre-show musical entertainment from Midnight Swerve
Shelburne Falls, MA

Wilton Town Hall Theater, Wilton, NH, May 25
Q & A with filmmaker Steve Alves

Past Screenings 


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Newsletter #14: February 2014

News about the coming DVD release & request for sponsors to review their sponsor credits. Recap of our near-hometown screening at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA. Welcome to new sponsors. Upcoming screenings list & more!

Newsletter #14

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Promo Materials

Planning a screening of Food for Change?  Please download our official Food for Change promotional materials package here.

The package includes a printer-friendly 11×17 poster and promotional cards with blank space to fill in your screening information, standard-size web banner, press release, historical co-op photographs, and a headshot of director Steve Alves.
If you need additional materials, please contact us and let us know how we can help.

Food For Change Promo Pack (20MB .zip file)

Food for Change License Agreement

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Past Screenings

Past Screenings of Food For Change:

Moscow Food Co-op April 6
Moscow, ID

Oneota Community Food Co-op Annual Meeting, April 10
Decorah, IA

People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo March 23
Kalamazoo State Theater, 404 S. Burdick St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Portland Food Co-op March 19
Portland, ME

McHenry County Food Co-op March 18
McHenry County, IL

CSU-Fresno Auditorium March 12
Presented by Northern California Community Loan Fund, Fresno, CA

Newark Naturall Food Co-operative March 2
Newark, DE

Sunderland Library March 5
Presented by Sunderland Library, MA

Wendell Public Library Feb 28
Presented by Friends of the Wendell Library, Wendell, MA

New Port Richey Public Library Feb 25
Presented by Suncoast Co-op and the New Port Richey Public Library

Ft. Myers Public Library Feb. 21
Presented by Food & Water Watch, Ft. Meyers, FL

Grass Valley Center for the Arts Feb. 20
Presented by Briar Patch Co-op, Grass Valley, CA

Academy of Music Theater Feb. 1
Northampton, MA

Viroqua Food Co-op Jan. 16
Viroqua, WI

East End Food Co-op Dec. 12, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA

La Montanita Co-op Oct. 20, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

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Promo Media

We’ve put together a pack of materials you can use to help promote Food for Change!

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Buy Tickets!

Please join us for the WORLD PREMIER of  Food For Change at the legendary Fitzgerald Theater  in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event takes place Sunday, October 20th at 7:00PM.

Tickets available here.

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Newsletter #12: August 2013

Announcement  of the October 20, 2013 world premiere of  Food For Change at the legendary Fitzgerald Theater  in St. Paul, Minnesota, with simultaneous  webcast to co-op communities across the country.  Links for ticket sales, webcast sign-up, promotional materials.  Funding update.


Newsletter #12

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Newsletter #11: May 2013

Director Steve Alves provides an update on production, a look at the poster for the film, and a look at the status of our fundraising efforts.

We also say hello to some new members of the team!

Newsletter #11

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Newsletter #10: December 2012

Great News! Our film about food co-ops in the Twin Cities was selected as a Winner of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Short Film Festival held at the UN headquarters in New York City last month. Several co-op leaders, myself, and members of my crew travelled to New York to receive the award. We produced this 15-minute film– a chapter from the feature-length film Food For Change– to gain advance publicity for the feature film to be released in Spring 2013, and to show strategies to expand the cooperative movement in the United States and throughout the world.

Newsletter #10

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Franklin Community Co-op

Suzette Snow-Cobb, Co-General Manager

For years we hadn’t given as much attention to education about cooperatives as we should. As a result, the long-term consequences to our co-op and the cooperative economy is misinformation and confusion about just what co-ops are and their importance in our economy. I’m sure we’re not the only co-op that’s done this. It’s not uncommon for people to think there’s little difference between co-ops and privately-owned natural foods stores. If we expect this to change, we need to put more resources toward our Fifth Principle:

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