The Story of Plastic with film director Deia Schlosberg and Ocean Advocate Berna Tunal, CEO of BeNatural

June 8, 2020 at 8pm

Filmmaker Deia Schlosberg’s incredibly detailed investigation into the plastic-production pipeline will shock, horrify and forever change your perception on recycling. Timely and critical, this film is a must-see for anyone who uses this infamous product.

Watch the film at home in (WATCH FREE) and join the film’s Director Deia Schlossberg and other expert panelists (TBA soon) for a discussion about the problem of plastic and how we can tackle this tragic environmental problem through policy, technology, and community action. To register for this event, go to:

The Environmental Film Series is a collaborative effort between
Bedford 2020, Bedford Playhouse, and Weeden Foundation.

Past Films in the Series

Just Eat It

The Environmental Film Series is continuing virtually with an at-home screening of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story followed by an engaging conversation with two local food waste experts on May 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM. 

Meet our Panelists!

Leslie Lampert, Creator of the Scrappy Chef Series and Ladle of Love proprietor

Martha Elder, Executive Director at Second Chance Foods

Leslie Lampert, food waste reduction guru and creator of the Scrappy Chef Series and Ladle of Love proprietor, will join Martha Elder, a food rescue advocate and Executive Director at Second Chance Foods, for a lively discussion looking at the many opportunities we have to reduce food waste in our community.


Watch the movie!

Prior to the online event on April 13th, community members are invited to watch Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (available on Amazon Prime for $3.99). Filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin challenged themselves to eat only discarded food for six months while exploring the world of food waste and food rescue in this witty and surprising documentary.

Join us AGAIN 5/18 as Leslie, the Scrappy Chef, shares more tips and tricks to avoid food waste. 

The Need to Grow

Join us on 2/24 at 7pm for a screening of this new film! Click here for the trailer.

The Need To GROW follows three pioneers of cutting edge technology in a race against the end of farmable soil as they fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, localizing sustainable food systems and regenerating Earth’s dying soils.

The film delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.

The Bedford Garden Club, Rusticus Garden Club, and Hoop Ground Garden Club are community partners for this screening. 

Film Poster: The Pollinators

The Pollinators

Join us on 11/4 at 7pm for a sneak peek of this new film! Click here for the trailer.

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers a that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. 

Through conversations with farmers, scientists, chefs, economists and academics this film gives a broad perspective about our industrial farming industry, threats to honey bees and what it means to our food security.

Immediately after the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring:

  • The Pollinators director, Peter Nelson
  • Jack Algiere, Farm Director at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
  • Moderated by Kim Eierman, author, horticulturalist and founder of EcoBeneficial.

The Bedford Garden Club, Rusticus Garden Club, and Healthy Yards are community partners for this screening. 

The Bedford Playhouse Bar will include Bees Knees cocktails on the menu!

Hope on the Hudson

Join National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster as he shares three of his short films that will inspire and motivate you to care for our majestic Hudson River and the bountiful Hudson Valley:

  • A Living River (new!) – explores Bowermaster’s passion for conservation and the work of national, state and local organizations to restore life in and around the Hudson River
  • Growing with the Grain – tells the story of the Farm Hub working renew the small grains industry in the Hudson Valley
  • Keeping Carbon – looks into efforts by local Hudson Valley farms to practice climate resilient and carbon-sequestering farming


Panel Discussion at Hope on the Hudson

After the films, filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson, and Paul Gallay of Riverkeeper discussed the films and answered questions from the audience. Moderated by Don Weeden of the Weeden Foundation.

Jon Bowermaster

The Bedford Playhouse created a cocktail, Hope on the Hudson for the event.



The Biggest Little Farm

Join us on Earth Day 2019 for this advance screening of a film that celebrates the biodiversity, beauty, and complexities of our Earth. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Karen Simons, regional food systems consultant and Co-Chair of Bedford 2020’s Food and Agriculture committee, with interviewees Dan Kittredge and Dina Brewster.

This compelling documentary about the ecological redemption of land and working with nature rather than against will inspire viewers of all ages.