Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer eat like kings by eating other people’s trash in the documentary “Just Eat It:A Food Waste Story.”

PITTSFIELD–The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) continues its 34th season with “winterFlicks,” a series of films. The next two movies are “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” available from Feb. 18 through March 1, and “Love in Suspenders” from March 8 through March 22

“Just Eat It” filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. The film  features interviews with TED lecturer Tristram Stewart and author Jonathan Bloom.

Love in Suspenders” a film directed by Jorge Weller, tells the tale of Tami (played by Nitza Shaul), a widow in her 60s and Beno (played by Yehuda Barkan), a widower in his 70s. She is optimistic, always smiling, and still talking to her husband who has been dead for a few years. Beno is tough on the outside, but still suffering from the loss of his wife. Tami and her husband were successful singers so now she lives comfortably. Beno, on the other hand, is finding it hard to pay the monthly rent. “Love in Suspenders,” an Israeli film, shows how two widowers find love again. It is in Hebrew with English subtitles.

Tickets are $10. Information and access is available at

https://berkshirejewishjfilmfestival.org and 413-445-4872, ext. 10. According to organizer Joel Curran, all ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the food pantry at the South

Israeli film “Love in Suspenders,” relates the love story of Tami (played by Nitza Shaul), a widow in her 60s and Beno (played by Yehuda Barkan), a widower in his 70s.

Congregational Church in  Pittsfield.

We all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. Featuring interviews with TED lecturer Tristram Stewart and author Jonathan Bloom, “Just Eat It” looks at our systemic obsession with expiration dates, perfect produce, and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. A cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

BJFF would not be possible without the generous support of the Wolfson Family Foundation, John Bergman Charitable Trust, Spitz-Tuchman Charitable Trust, Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Berkshire Bank Foundation, Greylock Federal Credit Union and our many donors and contributors.