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AFI Film Festival: Food Inc.

AFI Dallas is getting ready to begin on March 26th. I happy to report that the lineup of films includes two showings of Food Inc., the Robert Keener film that takes “an unsalted look at America’s industrial food system—dirty, crowded cattle lots, genetically modified veggies, fast food chains and processing plants.”

Kenner gets behind the real story of how food gets to your table and it’s a story that corporate America doesn’t want you to know. The film has two showings at the AFI film festivalone,  on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 PM at the Magnolia Theatre and the second on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 PM at the Magnolia Theatre. The film’s director, Robert Kenner, will be in attendance. Want a quick bite? Check out the film’s trailer below.

(I’m tearing out my yard and planting a garden, Nikki where are you?)

Magnolia Pictures will release he documentary Food Inc. in June; the film is showing at the AFI film festival Monday, March 30 at 7:30 PM at the Magnolia Theatre and Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 PM at the Magnolia Theatre.  The film’s director, Robert Kenner, will be in attendance and available for interviews March 30th and 31st.  Please let me know if you would like a DVD screener of the film and if you are interested in interviewing him while he is in Dallas.

Robert Kenner wants to show you where your food comes from. He takes an unsalted look at America’s industrial food system—dirty, crowded cattle lots, genetically modified veggies, fast food chains and processing plants. The result isn’t very appetizing.

Kenner probes the secrecy that shrouds the food conglomerates (none would comment for the film), the control they have over contracted farmers, the idyllic family farm images they propagate over the reality of gigantic processing plants, and the might of legal departments that strong arm anybody who gets in their way.

Using handheld cameras and imaginative graphics, Kinner shows us shocking examples of both animal and farm worker abuse. The images can be grotesque, but he hopes they’ll make you consider where your dinner came from.

One comment on “AFI Film Festival: Food Inc.

  1. OMG, we’ve heard about the disgusting meat processing segment, but what are they doing to tomatoes?!? Jeez, what can we eat these days if we don’t grow our own garden? Is the Farmers Market even safe?