Let’s go to the movies!
The schedule of screenings includes:
Drawing on Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation” and Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore Dilemma,” director Robert Kenner’s Oscar-nominated documentary explores the food industry’s detrimental effects on our health and environment. Kenner spotlights the men and women who are working to reform an industry rife with monopolies.
Monday, Oct. 11: “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”
Filmmaker Carl Brackett’s riveting documentary probes the link between various health problems and the artificial sweetener aspartame. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Brackett set out to expose the toxicity of aspartame, prevalent in many foods despite warnings by the National Institutes of Health. Interviews with doctors, a former Food and Drug Administration investigator and other experts reveal controversial information about the sweetener.
Monday, Oct. 25: “Super Size Me”
On the heels of recent lawsuits against McDonald’s, director Morgan Spurlock takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body, using himself as the proverbial guinea pig. For one month, Spurlock eats nothing but McDonald’s, ordering everything on the menu and “supersizing” his order whenever asked. The result is a sobering examination of the line between personal and corporate responsibility.
Monday, Nov. 1: “The Beautiful Truth”
This documentary follows the journey of Garrett Kroschel, an animal-loving teenager raised in Alaska, who, after reading a book by Dr. Max Gerson, is inspired to investigate its premise that diet can cure cancer and other diseases. Garrett travels across the country, visiting with physicians, scientists and cancer survivors to discuss Gerson Therapy – and Gerson’s claim that the medical industry has suppressed natural cancer cures for years.