The Gateway Bug

Johanna Kelly and Cameron Marshad/2017/84 min/Food

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Over 2 billion people in 80% of the world’s countries eat insects for protein. While entomophagy, or bug eating, has been practiced for thousands of years, Westerners are only recently discovering the nutritional advantages of the more than 1,900 known edible insects. Chef Andrew Zimmern, from The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods series, is featured as an expert in the film. The Gateway Bug also brings to the table: the environmental benefits of eating insects and the issues of world hunger and a diminishing food supply. The film asks viewers to step outside their comfort zone, and think about feeding humanity in an uncertain age by unconventional means.

Middle schoolers, teens and young adults are encouraged to attend. 

Tuesday, March 6, 6 to 8 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Ave., River Forest
Admission $7

Cricket cookies, anyone? Join a post-film discussion with Julie Moller of the River Forest Sustainability Commission; Naaman Gambill, Managing Partner for The Hive: Chicago's Beekeeping Supply Store; and student gardeners and Proviso Partners for Health farm managers from Proviso East High School’s “Giving Garden.” Chat with Roosevelt Middle School students at the zero-waste bins, and meet Roosevelt’s "Green for Good" parent committee. Try a cricket cookie baked by student chefs from Sugar Beet Schoolhouse. Facilitator: Susan Lucci, Creator of Experiences--2big4words.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time.
Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

*Triple the power of your ticket dollar! A generous donor is matching ALL ticket sales at the 2018 Film Festival 2:1. So for this screening, your $7 ticket plus the $14 match = $21 to support the One Earth Film Fest!