On Friday July 31st, Haley House Bakery Café partners with the Color of Film Collaborative and the Roxbury Film Festival on our second annual Outdoor Dinner & A Movie, offering a traditional summer barbeque with local produce and meats and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Our Dinner & a Movie tradition began during the 2007 Roxbury Film Festival, and has happened quarterly since that time, due to popular demand. Last year, during the 2008 Roxbury Film Festival, we moved everything out-of-doors into our parking lot with an inflatable screen and table seating. It was such a success, that we have brought it back for 2009. The gates for this event will open at 6:30, with the film beginning at sundown.

In this year’s feature, Why Am I Doing This?, the talented Lester Niles, a struggling African American comedian, and Tony Chang, a struggling Asian American actor, are best friends who are down on their luck in Hollywood. They ponder the age-old question, «Why Am I Doing This?» as they juggle relationships, family and the dreaded feeling that they’re never going to make it. The film follows them, and those around them, as they all learn a little about themselves. The film is about more than making it in Tinseltown; it’s about learning how to be true to your soul, while living in a city where cultures and race are forced together, ultimately affecting how you live.

Why Am I Doing This? won the «New Visions» Award at the 2009 Cinequest Film Festival. The film’s actor/director, Tommy Huang, and actor, Obba Babatunde, are expected to attend this special Dinner & A Movie event, with discussion following the film.

To view the trailer for this film, go to: http://www.whyamidoingthis.net

Haley House Bakery Café has assembled a local-foods summer barbeque for this event, featuring:

* An Array of New England Cheeses, courtesy of South End Formaggio
* Hardwick Beef 100% Grass-Fed New England Burgers
* Zakiya’s Seitan Vegan Burgers
* Grilled Misty Knoll Chicken
* An assortment of Vegetable and Vegan salads and Slaws using produce from Haley House’s own Noonday Farm and other local farms
* Local Fruit Crisp featuring fruit gathered in the orchards of Dorchester, Roxbury & Jamaica Plain, (fruit courtesy of Earthworks)
* Herbal Iced Tea Punch
* Local Beer (Rapscallion Ale) and Biodynamic Wine will be available for sale.

Food prepared by Abundance Catering, Boston Localvores, and Haley House Bakery Café.

Since this event will be happening in our parking lot, we will be directing folks to the Blair Lot across Washington Street.

In the event of rain, the event will be moved to Hibernian Hall at 182-186 Dudley Street.
Tickets for this event cost $25 and can be ordered HERE

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