WASTED! The Story of Food Waste

2017 | USA | NR | 85 min.


City Opera HouseThu, Jul 27, 2017 3:00 PM Not Available  
Film Info
Section:The Sidebar: Food on Film
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Anna Chai
Nari Kye
Produced by:Anthony Bourdain
Cinematography:Jeremy Leach
Editing By:Mustafa Bhagat
Laura deNey
Cast:Anthony Bourdain
Dan Barber
Mario Batali
Massimo Bottura
Danny Bowien


Anthony Bourdain is pissed off. While that’s not an unusual state of being for Bourdain, this time his ire is directed at a righteous cause—one that’s likely to also shock viewers of this essential documentary. The famed chef and TV host produces, narrates, and appears in this gripping examination of how $218 billion worth of food is thrown out every year. While it’s challenging enough to comprehend how 1.3 billion tons of food could possibly go to waste—just think of how many hungry people that could feed!—what’s even more gut wrenching is that one-third of that food is thrown out before it even reaches anyone’s plate. While you’ll likely share Bourdain’s deep outrage by the end of this film, there’s also hope. Mindful chefs, including Mario Batali, and organizations of all kinds are taking action against food waste, and this doc will show you what you can do, too.

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This screening is part of our Food on Film series, which includes sample bites prepared by the chefs and inspired by the films on your way out the door. Tickets for these special screenings are $15.