Los Angeles

Fast Food Nation Preview Screening

fastfoodnationposter.jpgFox Searchlight Pictures has extended an invitation to Slow Food members and friends to attend a special advance screening of Fast Food Nation:

When: This Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at 7:30pm
Where: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Cost: Free, with reservation (and see details and conditions below)

To RSVP for this screening, please visit the Fast Food Nation web site and click on “Attend A Free Screening.” Note that even with your response, seating is first-come, first-served, limited and not guaranteed. Therefore, early arrival is strongly recommended.

From the publicity materials for the film:

Inspired by the incendiary bestseller that exposed the hidden facts behind America’s fast food industry comes a powerful drama that takes an eye-opening journey into the dark heart of the All-American meal. Richard Linklater’s FAST FOOD NATION traces the birth of an everyday, ordinary burger through a chain of riveting, interlocked human stories–from a hopeful, young immigrant couple who cross the border to work in a perilous meat-packing plant, to a teen clerk who dreams of life beyond the counter; to the corporate marketing whiz who is shocked to discover that his latest burger invention–“The Big One”–is literally full of manure. As the film traverses from pristine barbeque smoke labs to the volatile U.S.-Mexican border, it unveils a provocative portrait of all the yearning, ambition, corruption and hope that lies inside what America is biting into.

Fast Food Nation opens nationwide on Friday, November 17, 2006. The film has been rated R for disturbing images, strong sexuality, language and drug content. If you wish to view the movie’s trailer, you can do so at the Fast Food Nation web site.

For a printable (.pdf) copy of the screening invitation, click here.