Many years later, the new film Dive! picks up where Mary left off, following filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his friends on a diving tour of L.A. grocery dumpsters, in search of good eating on an extreme budget. In the process, they let the cat out of the bag on the subject of food waste in America.
Seifert and a panel of dumpster divers from the local Food Not Bombs chapter, an organization that collects cast-off foods and uses them to prepare and then serve community meals, will hold forth when the GrowHaus Film Series hosts two screenings of Dive! today at 3:30 and 6 p.m. at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street. What wed like to discuss in the panels are the social and cultural issues around dumpster-diving and how it relates to race and class, says Adam Brock of the GrowHaus, a community indoor farm, marketplace and educational center.
Admission, which benefits the GrowHaus, is $10; for more details, go to www.thegrowhaus.com.
Sun., May 23, 3:30 & 6 p.m., 2010