Note: Because there is no enough interest in going to the Greenmarket, we'll just meet at the Film Forum before the film screening and talk after the movie.
Join us for an interesting and thoughtprovoking Food, Inc. event on Saturday, June 13, 2009!
Meet at 3 pm the Film Forum for the 3:15pm screening of Food, Inc. (209 W Houston St. bt 6th/7th Aves).
We can join other meetups for after-movie discussion and dinner at a close-by diner (Metro NYC Environmental Meetup, Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup, NYC Vegan EatUp, NYC Animal Advocacy Network, and the New York LGBT Movie Fan Meetup) or we can find a separate place for discussion & drinks.
*** VERY IMPORTANT:
* This show is likely to be in high demand so please buy your ticket in advance to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. Be sure to select the 3:15pm show on Saturday, June 13th!
Get the tickets here: http://boxoffice.prin...
Watch the trailer and learn more here: http://www.foodincmov...
The film, which is being released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures on June 12, reveals how the nation’s food supply is controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, and the environment. In addition to Eric Schlosser, the film features compelling interviews with Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms), and Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms).
The film challenges the viewer to think about their food, and is designed to bring about positive change through legal reform, consumer awareness, and improved shopping and eating habits. The panel discussion will explore the many issues raised by the film, looking at both the problems and the solutions.
Food, Inc. premiered at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. Entertainment Weekly film critic Owen Gleiberman wrote, “I am not generally in the habit of praising documentaries for being good for you, but Food, Inc. is more than a terrific movie, it’s an important movie, one that nourishes your knowledge of how the world works (or in this case, has started not to work.)”