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SFS 11th Annual Film Festival

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Slow Food Springfield will be screening Break from the Herd, a documentary style film directed and produced by the Magic Letter Production Company.

The film follows a scientist in South Dakota, a farmer in Kansas, and a winemaker in Oregon. Their stories explore standing up for the integrity of scientific research, persisting against all odds to grow healthy soil, and persevering to conserve natural resources. Through first-hand accounts, they share the risks taken, the trials endured, and the paths forged in order to inspire better ways of improving our food and wine production systems.

TICKETS- Cash only:
$7 Admission fee
$5 Admission fee for SFS members
Students with ID are FREE

5:30 pm – Presentation by Alana Reynolds, Slow Food Springfield Board member, and Slow Food Delegate at Terra Madre, Turin, Italy. Alana will explain the process of becoming a delegate, show photos taken during her trip, and some highlights from the conference sessions she attended.

6:00 pm – a light dinner, provided by Denise Perry, Chef/owner of Copper Pot Cooking Studio and coffee from Custom Cup Coffee, will be available for purchase.

6:30 pm – Prior to the screening, recipients of the 2018 Slow Food Springfield Snail of Approval award will be recognized. The Snail of Approval recognizes those that are making significant contributions to the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food supply in Central Illinois.

7:00 pm – Screening of A Break from the Herd ( 1 hr, 16min)

8:20 pm – Special Q & A with three experts that are working on conservation efforts in Illinois. We will hear from Susan Danenberger, owner and winemaker at Danenberger Vineyards; Richard Lyons, Soil Health Champion Farmer, and cover crop specialist; and Arvin Pierce, Owner of Acbees Apiaries and bee expert.


Street parking is free on weekends

Parking lot behind the Meyers Building & Augie’s Front Burner – Washington and 4th Street. Free parking with less than a block walk to the Old State Capitol.

Parking garage below the Old State Capitol – Entrance to the garage is on 6th Street (heading north). Parking is $1.50/hour. The garage will be open until 9:00 pm. The Garage can also be accessed from the Adams Street Plaza through the small bring building with the green metal roof. Use elevator or stairs, go down one level (UL parking).


January 26
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Old State Capitol Historic Site
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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