In the midst of the Halloween downpour at the Westport Farmers Market this morning, I ran into Selma Miriam, co-founder of the legendary Bloodroot feminist restaurant and bookstore in Bridgeport. 

With a bag of apples in hand from Woodland Farm, she told me about the documentary movie about Bloodroot made by Douglas Tirola.  It had its premier in San Francisco this past spring. A sold-out screening in New York is coming up in November. The movie tells the compelling story of how and why Selma and her partner Noel Furie founded this unique Bridgeport institution fifty years ago. 

I’ll let you know if I hear of a local screening. In the meantime, look for apple pie on the Bloodroot menu!