Join us for a free BIG SCREEN showing of the critically acclaimed film, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead! I'm advertising this one in the local newspaper as well as hanging some fliers, so hopefully we will get not just group members, but some curious omnivores as well. I will provide healthy vegan snacks. If you can, bring a vegan snack to share--be as simple or elaborate as you like, let's show the public how tasty plant-based eating can be!
Bring your family, bring a friend, and let's get out the message about plant-based eating! Hope to see everyone there!
The film will be shown in the large auditorium located in the downstairs section of the library.
About “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead”
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health.
With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the onlyoption left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.
What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.
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“Fat Sick and Nearly Dead” is not rated, but it is appropriate for all audiences. It does NOT contain any graphic footage or language, so feel free to bring the entire family!