Film about Main Street screens on Friday


By on Thu, September 17, 2009

The Coastside Film Society proudly presents a documentary and discussion about the
influence chain stores are having on small town America.

Independent America: The Two Lane Search for Mom & Pop

How is the rapid adoption of Walmart, Starbucks, Borders, and other chain stores changing the character of small town America? How does the loss of Mom and Pop stores influence Main Street?  That’s the subject that the husband and wife team of Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes explore in this documentary. The couple (and black lab Miles) drove 13 thousand miles and crossed 32 states gathering footage they felt represented the views of small town America. 

The rules they followed were simple.
1) No interstate highways.
2) Eat, stay, and shop at local establishments.
3) Let the locals do the talking.

With luck, the post screening discussion is going to be lively.

Friday, Sept 18, at 8:00 pm
$6.00 adults, $3.00 children
Community United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 777 Miramontes, Half Moon Bay

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