Yes, “The Dude.”
This morning, Food For People uploaded a pair of clips to YouTube of none other than Jeff Bridges thanking the people of Humboldt for attending a screening of his film A Place at the Table, a documentary which explores hunger and food insecurity in America. Presumably, the clip was intended to be shown at the event Humboldt County’s food bank is holding next Tuesday in HSU’s Kate Buchanan room.
We can’t imagine why a certain not-for-profit such as Food For People would spoil the big celebrity surprise in advance. Seems like odd timing, right? Hmm. Anywho, watch Bridges name drop our home below and maybe firm up your Tuesday night plans.
Here is the release about the upcoming screening:
In an effort to engage Humboldt County in a conversation about food insecurity, Food for People, in partnership with the California Center for Rural Policy, invites the community to attend two free community screenings of A Place at the Table. This critically acclaimed documentary, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and features Oscar award-winning actor and End Hunger Network founder Jeff Bridges, examines the crisis of food insecurity, hunger, obesity and food access in America and the policies that have perpetuated the problem. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a light meal and the film will begin at 5:00 p.m. The screening is free and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion of food insecurity in Humboldt County and what community members can do to help. Panelists will include local activists, community leaders and HSU faculty members. For more information contact Heidi McHugh at 445-3166 extension 308 or go to www.foodforpeople.org.
(Note: If you can’t make Tuesday’s screening, there is a second screening taking place at Calvary Lutheran Church on Thursday, Sept. 26)