Where to watch Theater of Life – a food waste film

Where to watch Theater of Life – a food waste film

The extraordinary food waste film Theater of Life is showing in New Zealand this year as part of the Cinema Italiano Festival.

In an extraordinary soup kitchen in Milan, two vastly different worlds have been brought together by a unique social experiment. Theater of Life captures the remarkable relationship forged between the finest haute cuisine chefs in the world and the city’s most disadvantaged groups: refugees, recovering drug addicts, former sex workers, and a host of others with no place else to go.

For Expo Milano 2015, renowned chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant Osteria Francescana was named world’s best restaurant in 2016, invited 60 international chefs to join him in transforming food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents. But the documentary delves far deeper than this important food story: it captures the moving encounters of guests at the soup kitchen who have found a welcoming community there, showing us glimpses of their heart and soul in the process.

A visual feast in itself, Theater of Life puts a human face on its powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste.

Playing as part of the Cinema Italiano Festival, each screening will also feature a talk about food waste in New Zealand.

Sessions:

Thursday 15 June
4pm – Academy Gold, Christchurch
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Thursday 22 June
4pm – Suter Theatre, Nelson
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Sunday 25 June
6pm – Academy Gold, Christchurch
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Thursday 13 July
11am – Rialto, Tauranga
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Sunday 16 July
12:45pm – Rialto, Tauranga
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NB: Tickets for the below events aren’t available yet – check back closer to the date to book tickets.

Thursday 27 July
6pm – Event Cinema, Havelock North
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Saturday 29 July
6pm – Event Cinema, Havelock North
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Friday 1 September
6:30pm – The Bridgeway, Auckland
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Thursday 2 November 
4.30pm – The Empire, Wellington
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Monday 13 November
7.00pm – The Empire, Wellington
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Find out more about the Cinema Italiano Film Festival

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