Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Richard Chisolm will bring his film Cafeteria Man to Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. The film is free and open to the public, and there will be a Q & A with the filmmaker following the screening.
Cafeteria Man tells the true story of rebel chef Tony Geraci and his mission to radically reform the way kids eat at our nation’s schools. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional system. It’s about what’s possible when citizens come together and what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.
Richard Chisolm is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer with over 25 years of production experience. Based in Baltimore, he has shot films and television programs on a wide variety of subjects in the United States and abroad. Deeply committed to the value of real stories and the adventures of real people, Chisolm has worked for PBS, National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, HBO, and many other broadcast entities. He was the Director of Photography for the ABC prime-time medical documentary series “Hopkins” (2000 and 2008). Chisolm is the recipient of a Peabody Award, a Columbia duPont Journalism award, two Kodak Vision awards, three CINE Golden Eagles, and is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Maryland.
The event is sponsored by Monmouth University’s Department of Communication and the Center for the Arts, and part of the “On Screen: In Person” film series, which brings six films and filmmakers to Monmouth University as part of a tour of the Eastern seaboard. On Screen: In Person is made possible in part through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.