Monthly Archives: September 2011

Northwest greetings!

This weekend, September 23-25, THE CITY DARK and TRUCK FARM screen at the Port Townsend Film Festival in Washington.


Friday, 9:30am, Uptown Theatre
Sunday, 6pm, Pope Marine Theatre


Saturday, 6pm, PS Free Cinema
Sunday, 12:15pm, The Rose

But first, TRUCK FARM screens September 21 in Moscow, Idaho. Thanks to our hosts, the Moscow Food Co-op and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre!


To host a screening of THE CITY DARK or TRUCK FARM in your community, visit our Wicked Delicate Screenings page, or email Laura Tolkoff at [email protected]


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MSNBC interview

Ian and Curt were guests on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir show last week, talking about the Heinz Award and their work with FoodCorps and Wicked Delicate. Check out the interview here!


Ian miked up for the Martin Bashir show

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Tomorrow: “In Defense of Corn”

Wednesday, September 14, at The French Culinary Institute in New York, Ian will moderate “In Defense of Corn,” part of Greenmarket’s fall series of Educated Eater panels. Speakers include Jessamyn Waldman of Hot Bread Kitche; Thor Oeschner of Farmer Ground Flour; and Gable Erenzo of Tuthilltown Spirits Distillers. A tasting of popcorn, corn whiskey, and corn-centric snacks will follow the discussion!

More info and tickets here:


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Ian and Curt win Heinz Award!

Ian and Curt co-founded Wicked Delicate Films in 2006, and this year, Curt began devoting most of his energies to running FoodCorps. For their collaborations in film and food advocacy, they’ve won a 2011 Heinz Award!



From the press release:

Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have sprinkled humor and possibility into an otherwise somber sustainable food movement with their documentary films and innovative advocacy that reaches millions of Americans. At 31, they are the youngest individuals to win a Heinz Award.




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Back from Doha

Ian and WD producer Amanda recently spent a week on Doha, Qatar, to continue shooting on a project for the Qatar Foundation. The Foundation is the driving force behind Doha’s Education City, a complex of several international campuses for U.S. universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, and Northwestern.

Within Education City, the WD team interviews educators, engineers, architects, students, and site managers in documenting the construction of new Student Residence Halls aiming for a LEED platinum designation. As a resource-intensive, rapidly-developing region, the Gulf faces unique challenges in “green” building, sustainability, and environmental awareness — and unique opportunities to get them right from the start.

On site with Construction Manager Kostas Tetagiotis

Post-interview with Jamil Karam, Education City's Director of Student Life


This trip kicked off with a screening of THE CITY DARK that drew students, faculty, and staff from Education City and elsewhere in Doha. Chris Silva, Sustainability Education Coordinator for Education City, organized and introduced the screening — thanks, Chris! Given its rapid growth in less than a decade, and construction that carries on into each night, Doha provided a compelling context for a screening of THE CITY DARK, and a local review detailed some of the relevant development issues facing Qatar.


The WD team heads back to Doha for another shoot this winter. Stay tuned for updates on the greening of the Gulf!


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