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Food Coop - Distribution


Still from FOOD COOP

Cinema Politica is proud to be the Canadian distributor of FOOD COOP, the first feature documentary by director Tom Boothe. Below you can read the film's synopsis, learn about the fllmmaker, and importantly—book this inspiring documentary for a screening in your community or at your festival/institution today! 


Director: Tom Boothe
Running time: 97 minutes
Languages: English, s.t. French
Release: 2016

FOOD COOP takes us deep into the belly of the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America’s oldest cooperative food supermarkets, with a healthy dose of insight and wit. Nestled deep in New York city, which, for many, exemplifies both the glory and the horrors of the capitalist spirit, you can find this highly prosperous institution, just as American and certainly more efficient than Wall Street, but whose objective is entirely non-profit. Working against everything that defines “The American Way of Life,” the basic principles of the Park Slope Food Coop are simple: each of its 16 000 members work 2 hours 45 per month to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices. Inspiring as much hatred as enthusiasm, this Brooklyn coop founded in 1973 is probably the best implemented socialist experience in the United States. Through FOOD COOP, you will see this institution come to life and witness how the enthusiasm that animates the Park Slope Food Coop demonstrates a potential for change; how the coop's mode of participation viscerally teaches democracy to those who take part in its activities.

To learn more, visit the official website of the film, read an interview with the director (in French) and watch the film's trailer below.


Tom Boothe is an American director based in Paris since 2002. He is also the cofounder of Coopérative La Louve, a coop food market scheduled to open in 2017 in Paris.


To obtain an educational or institutional license for FOOD COOP, click here and fill in the educational request form.


To book FOOD COOP for a film festival, a grassroots screening, a community event and more, simply follow this link to our online booking form, or scroll to the bottom of this page where you'll find the form. We'll get back to you in a jiffy.


Vancouver, BC
- March 5, 2019, 7PM
, The Post at 750, (750 Hamilton St)

Belleville, ON
- March 2, 2019
, Belleville Downtown Docfest, Core Centre, (233 Pinnacle St)

Vancouver, BC
- Feb 26, 2019, 6 PM,
Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Environment, The Post at 750, (750 Hamilton St)

Frelishburg, QC
- Feb
14, 2019, 7 PM, Fiducie du Mont Pinacle, Cafe culturel Beat et Betterave, (41 rue Principale)

Montreal, QC
- Sept 12, 2018, 8 PM
, On sème , Le Virage campus MIL, (6700 Avenue Durocher)

Red Deer, AB
- Jan 25, 2018, 8:45 PM,
Red Deer Justice Film Festival

Calgary, AB
- Nov 18, 2017,
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Montreal, QC
- Nov 14, 2017, 7 PM,
Hosted by Transition NDG, Coop la Maison Verte, (5875 Sherbrooke West)

Nelson, BC
- Nov 3, 2017, 7 PM, Deconstructing Dinner Film Fest, Shambhala Performance Hall, (700 10 St)

Toronto, ON
- Oct 21, 2017, 12:30 PM, Planet in Focus Film Festival, Fest Forum Hub

Calgary, AB
- Sep 29, 2017,
 Soul of the Next Economy Forum (in partnership with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival), Ambrose University, (150 Ambrose Cir SW)

Montreal, QC
- Sept 26, 2017, 5 PM,
Ciné-Campus de l'Université de Montréal, Centre d'essai de l'Université de Montréal, (2332 boulevard Édouard-Montpetit, Centre d'essai 6th floor)

Montreal, QC
- Aug 21, 2017, 8:30 PM,  
Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias, Square Cabot

Montreal, QC
- July 25, 2017, 9:00 PM,  
Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias, Parc du Pélican

Montreal, QC
- July 24, 2017, 9:00 PM, 
Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile à la place de la Paix by the Société des arts technologiques, Place de la Paix

Montreal, QC
- June 30, 2017, 8:45 PM, Corporation de développement communautaire (CDC) Centre-Sud and Marché Solidaire Frontenac, 2550 Ontario Est.

Montreal, QC
- June 15, 2017, 6:30 PM,
 Presented by Fondation David Suzuki, Maison du développement durable, (50 Sainte-Catherine Street W)

Montreal, QC
- April 30, 2017,
 La Gare

Montreal, QC
- April 20, 2017, 7 PM
 Monad, 10 ave des Pins West

Montreal, QC
- Feb 6, 2017, 7 PM
, Cinema Politica Concordia, Concordia University, (1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest)


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