Continues November 4th

Film Poster: 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!

More info and Tickets:

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7PM
Click here to purchase tickets

Past Films in the Series

3 Short Films + Discussion
About 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.