Film: Fermented (2017) with Panel 3:00 PM
$10 / $6 members | Film: 1hr 8m | NR | Documentary | Panel discussion follows the screening
Film: The World’s End (2013) with Panel 7:00 PM
$10 / $6 members | Film: 1hr 49m | R | Comedy | Panel discussion follows the screening
The Rosendale Theatre’s Science on Screen Program celebrates Hudson Valley agriculture and the ancient process of fermenting food with two films and two panels of experts.
Tease your taste buds with Fermented, Chef Edward Lee’s journey to understand how the ancient process of fermentation is still being used in modern cooking. Lee’s search takes him from California to Japan, as he looks at both the science and culture of fermenting foods, such as cheese, beer, and pickles.
Maureen Morrow earned her B.S. in Microbiology from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Columbia University. In 2002, she was awarded the SUNY Chancellors’ Recognition of Research in Science, Engineering and Medicine. She is a microbial molecular ecologist whose research is focused on bacteria isolated from the Harvard Forest long-term soil warming plots.
Madalyn Warren and her mother, Ji Young Kim, grow vegetables and forage wild edible plants for Kimchi Harvest, their added value business at East Branch Farms. Warren employs fermentation techniques in her kitchen, preserving vegetables with Korean sea salt, and in the field feeding the soil ecosystem fermented brews of forest humus, seaweed, marine shells and molasses.
Dr. Alan Newman, the Theatre’s Science on Screen producer, will moderate the discussion.
The World’s End (2013)
This British comedy is an “apocalyptic science fiction comedy” that could only be written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). The film stars include Pegg, Frost, Martin Freeman, and Pierce Brosnan. Five friends return home to recreate a pub crawl of their youth, only to discover that the town is in the midst of an alien invasion!
Elizabeth Ryan studied cider making in Somerset and Hereford in England. She made her first barrel of cider in 1980, while obtaining her Pomology degree from Cornell University. In 1984, she bought Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County and her operation has been ever-expanding, leading up to the launch of Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider in 1996. She is one of the founders of GrowNYC Greenmarket farmers, bringing farm products to the greater public; and opened a café in Harlem in order to bring fresh, healthy food to a neighborhood once known as a food desert. For these efforts, she received the Cornucopia Award from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, was inducted into Cornell’s Hall of Fame for alumna, was a Smithsonian Fellow, and, most recently, awarded a lifetime achievement award from the American Cider Association.
Matt Schulze was introduced to homebrewing by his uncle when he was in college and was drawn to the hobby right away. Schulze began his professional career in craft beverages at Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, NY in 2010, and has worked since then at several New York distilleries, as well as a cidery and brewery in Massachusetts. He has been the head brewer at Arrowood Farm Brewery for five years. Schulze has studied brewing science at the Cornell Agricultural Extension in Geneva, NY, and in an intensive course at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
Pam Kray, Rosendale Theatre Board Member and organizer of the Theatre’s Mushroom Festival, will moderate the evening discussion.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Only 42 competitive Science on Screen® grants were awarded nationwide in 2022-2023. This is the fourth year that the Rosendale Theatre Collective has been awarded funds for this evocative programming.