May 21, 2018

The Universal Role of Food: Babette’s Feast Prompts Discussion by Sisters of St. Joseph, 412 Food Rescue

 The third of four events in The Tull Family Theater’s Science on Screen® series, matching film topics with expert speakers


Leah Lizarondo, co-founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue, the largest volunteer food transport network in a single urban region

  • Nationally known food advocate and food writer, covered in NPR, Food & Wine and more
  • Recipient of multiple honors and awards in her field
  • TEDx Talk: Why the Farm is Not Getting to the Table

Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz, director of Ecology and Environment, Sisters of St. Joseph, Baden

  • Manages 94-acre Motherhouse property, working with farmers, children and the community to foster environmental education, conservation and sustainability
  • Certified beekeeper leading local and state groups
  • Oversees community gardens for local food banks.

Film:  Babette’s Feast, a Danish classic (English subtitles) explores how food nourishes body and spirit

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, May 31; speaker panel for 20 minutes before film

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA  15143

HOW:  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which supports Science on Screen at 37 cinemas nationwide

LOOKING AHEAD: The last event in this year’s series will be Thursday, June 28, with Dr. Harsh Mathur, quantum physics professor at Case Western Reserve University, discussing the biopic of Srinivasa Ramanujan and his relationship with famed math theorist G.H. Hardy before the screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to dozens of cinemas nationwide, reaching a wide, non-specialized

The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 600 individuals and its patrons among its donors. Their support helps to sustain and expand programming at an independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman,, cell 412.671.1456