Pittsfield: Beacon to host documentary screening, panel discussion

Monday October 8, 2012

New Economics Institute will screen the documentary, "Fixing the Future," at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Beacon Cinema.

The evening will not only be a celebration of local, sustainable economies but also a chance for citizens to discuss how to strengthen the Berkshire economy.

The 70-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with local business, government, and non-profit leaders.

Panelists include state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier; Jeremy Stanton, proprietor of The Meat Market LLC and Fire Roasted Catering; Keith Girouard, regional director for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network; Tim Geller, executive director of the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire; and Alice Maggio, director of the local currency program (BerkShares) at the New Economics Institute.

Following the event, refreshments and dinner will be available a la carte at The Marketplace Café.

Tickets for the film are $5 and are available at the door or online at the Beacon Cinema website, www.thebeaconcinema.com.

The documentary was made by David Brancaccio of NPR and PBS, in which the journalist visits communities around the United States where people are solving economic problems on their own, sometimes using innovative models.


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