Tonight's movie benefit to raise funds for feeding area's needy

Receipts from 'family-friendly' film expected to provide 1,000 meals through county food bank

Livermore's indie movie theater is featuring "Ready, Set, Bag!" at 7 p.m. tonight with the goal of helping to feed the needy in Alameda County.

Vine Cinema, located at 1722 First St., will be showing the movie, described as an entertaining and family-friendly film about the National Grocery Bagging Competition. Through similar screenings in Berkeley, the film has help fund more than 1,000 meals through the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

To further enhance the movie night experience, the director and producers will be on hand to introduce the film as well as answer questions from the audience following the screening.

They will also be showing "Leonardo," a new hand-drawn animated film by Academy Award Nominee Jim Capobianco.

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-- Emily West


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