Slow Food Springfield is a chapter of the Slow Food movement founded in Italy in 1986 by Carlo Petrini, to protest the encroachment by fast food chains on the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle. Slow Food works to connect the pleasures of the table with a commitment to the communities, cultures, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible. The Springfield chapter sponsors farm tours, dinners and other special events that help connect people with the rich food traditions of the Midwest and beyond. All of Slow Food efforts and local work are aimed at getting us closer to a world of good, clean and fair food for all. This week, for it's annual film fest, the chapter is offering a free screening of the film Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, the film examines the organisms that feed, heal and reveal nature's mysteries. After you RSVP on the chapter's website, viewing information, along with options for a drink kit and popcorn add-ons, will be emailed to you within 48 hours.
Slow Food Springfield Film Fest
Sat., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.