Join us Saturday, June 13, 2009 for the 3:15pm screening of Food, Inc. at the Film Forum (209 W Houston St. bt 6th/7th Aves).
This is a joint outing with the NYC Vegan EatUp, NYC Animal Advocacy Network, Metro NYC Environmental Meetup, and the New York LGBT Movie Fan Meetups.
After the film, we will walk over to Soy & Sake (47 7th Ave S @ Morton St.) for a vegetarian meal and discussion about the film.
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* Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive by 2:45pm and look for familiar faces in the ticketholders line
This movie screening is a limited engagement likely to sell out, so please buy your ticket in advance guarantee yourself a seat. Be sure to select the 3:15pm show on Saturday, June 13th!
Watch the trailer.
How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? In FOOD, INC., producer-director Robert Kenner and investigative authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) lift the veil off of the food industry – an industry that has often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihoods of American farmers, the safety of workers and our own environment. The filmmakers expose the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been deliberately hidden from the American consumer. They illustrate the dangers of a food system controlled by powerful corporations that don’t want you to see, think about or criticize how our food is made. FOOD, INC. also reminds us that despite what appears to be at times a hopeless situation, each of us still has the ability to vote on this issue every day – at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
USA • 2008 • 93 MINUTES
“More than a terrific movie – it’s an important one.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“With a constituency limited to anyone who eats, FOOD, INC. is a civilized horror movie for the socially conscious, the nutritionally
curious and the hungry… aesthetically polished and politically urgent… does for the supermarket what JAWS did for the beach.”
– John Anderson, Variety
“Superb. An elegantly constructed and absorbing analysis.”
– Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment
“Kenner crafts an intelligent, visually compelling argument grounded in old-fashioned investigative research and journalism.”
– Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
“The film I have always been waiting for.” – Alice Waters, award-winning chef, author and natural food advocate