Real-Reel: Just Eat it

  • Saugatuck Center for the Arts 400 Culver Street Saugatuck, MI, 49453 United States

$5/Members or $7/Future Members

“Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer turn themselves into test subjects in this hugely entertaining study of America's culture of excess.” – Variety Magazine  

We all love food.  So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin dive into the issue of food waste and pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food for 6 months. In a nation where one in 10 people are food insecure, the images Rustemeyer and Baldwin capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling.  

Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.  

Following the screening, the audience is invited to stay for a panel conversation with national and regional experts about issues of food waste and how individual consumers can make a difference.

This event will be taking place at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street). For more information please visit, or call 269.857.2399.