"Fear No Fruit," a documentary honoring pioneering produce woman Frieda Caplan, is scheduled to be shown on Aug. 20 in Minneapolis.

The screening is part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Movies in the Parks series.

It is scheduled to begin shortly after sunset at the J.D. Rivers Children's Garden in Theodore Wirth Park.

To encourage viewers to immerse themselves in the produce movie experience, the board requests moviegoers bring a new fruit or fruit that scares them to eat during the screening.

"Fear No Fruit" chronicles the life of Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda's Inc., and the first woman entrepreneur on the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market during the 1960s.

The film shows Caplan's life and career and includes interviews with other industry people including Rick and Tonya Antle of Tanimura & Antle, retail consultant Dick Spezzano, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, and David Karp, The Fruit Detective.

The shows California agriculture along with the state's water crisis and how the crisis affects more than agriculture, according to a news release.

The film was directed by Mark Smith and was an official selection at the San Luis Obispo, Calif., Newport Beach, Calif., Carmel International and Sedona International film festivals.

The documentary is available on DVD on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Kino Lorber and as a Netflix DVD rental.

The movie can be streamed and digitally downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Vudu and Vimeo on Demand.

The film is can also be shown in educational and community settings via Kino Lorber EDU.

The Frieda Caplan story is one of only three documentaries to be featured at the three-month movie series

 
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