My family just had the pleasure of previewing the film “Ready, Set, Bag!” It is a documentary that follows eight grocery bagging champions from states across the US as they prepare to compete in the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas. I won’t lie. My kids, upon hearing the words “documentary”, both chimed in with the requisite moans and groans. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a pair that is normally entertained by the likes of “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
However, once the show started, my kids were riveted. There’s something about the hometown characters that makes it hard to look away. Initially, they may have been intrigued by the drawl and awe-inspring snort of the young band member that inhabited a pink bedroom. Or it may have had something to do with the really fast kid with the red curls. They wondered aloud how the older lady that “might even be a grandma” could compete with the younger participants. Eventually, I think they were inspired by a diverse group of characters who all had one thing in common: they take pride in doing their job to the very best of their ability!
The film helps drive home the point that every job is a critical one. I will make sure that we watch it again, and would readily recommend “Ready, Set, Bag!” for families. If you need a little inspiration to get you through the day to day drudgery of your own job, this might help!
The movie will be playing every Thursday night in January (Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28) at 5:30pm at the Pageant Theater. The screenings benefit the local community food bank CAA Butte County.
For every ticket sold, local company ChicoBag will generously donate $1 to the CAA Butte County Food Bank! If folks bring two or more nonperishable food items
to a screening, they’ll get $1 off their ticket thanks to ChicoBag, and a discount on popcorn too.
You can see the trailer for this film at http://www.readysetbag.com.
Be sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss the screening of “Leonardo”, a new hand drawn animated short from Academy Award nominee Jim Capobianco, in front of “Ready, Set, Bag!”. As an added bonus, after the screenings, there will be a “Ready, Set, Bag!” Q/A session with the Directors and Producer.
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