You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cafeteria Man

Too short for theatrical play, pithy pic will be embraced on the tube by nutritional advocates and concerned parents.

With:
With: Tony Geraci, Alice Sheehan, Mellissa Mahoney, Martin O'Malley, Michael Pollan.

A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office Goliaths, Geraci is the eloquent, occasionally outspoken engine that pulls this train of common-sense sincerity, institutional ennui and slow yet steady change. Too short for theatrical play, pithy pic will be embraced on the tube by nutritional advocates and concerned parents.

From the moment Geraci manages to source fresh fruit from a nearby farm, saving six cents a peach over tinned, syrupy slices from afar, the quest is on to obtain all raw materials from local growers and vendors. Though Geraci is ultimately frustrated into scaling back his involvement, if not his advocacy, his accomplishments include a 33-acre teaching farm, a popular vocational training program and nationwide momentum for awareness and change. Recognizing a natural when he sees one, helmer-lenser Richard Chisolm gives the activist a technically sturdy bully pulpit.

Cafeteria Man

Production: A Recipe for Change Films production. Produced by Sheila Kinkade, Richard Chisolm, David Grossbach. Directed by Richard Chisolm.

Crew: Camera (color, HD), Chisolm; editor, David Grossbach; music, Clean Cuts. Reviewed on DVD, Sydney, June 26, 2011. (In SilverDocs Film Festival -- Silver Spectrum.) Running time: 65 MIN.

With: With: Tony Geraci, Alice Sheehan, Mellissa Mahoney, Martin O'Malley, Michael Pollan.

More Film

  • Goran-Review

    Film Review: 'Goran'

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

  • Jim Gianopulos'Downsizing' film premiere, Arrivals, Los

    Paramount Chief Jim Gianopulos Touts Turnaround, Acknowledges Years of Flops

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

  • (L-R) Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

    Annapurna, Plan B Developing Movie on New York Times' Harvey Weinstein Investigation

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

  • 'United Skates' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'United Skates'

    A toqued crusader who rode into Baltimore determined to transform the way 83,000 public schoolchildren ate lunch, chef Tony Geraci, the can-do subject of breezily upbeat docu “Cafeteria Man,” spent two years watching his innovative ideas get shunted to the bureaucratic backburner before throwing in the towel. A jovial David at every turn to front-office […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content