Los Angeles

Screening of Food, Inc.

foodinc.pngMagnolia Pictures, Participant Media, River Road Entertainment, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, and the California Farm to School Program invite Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends to a free screening and panel discussion of Food, Inc.:

When: Thursday, June 4, 2009 beginning at 7:00pm
Where: Whittier Village Cinemas, 7038 Greenleaf Avenue, Whitter
Cost: Free but reservations required and seating is on a first-come basis. RSVP online.

After the screening, Matthew Green of Active Voice will moderate a panel discussion about the issues presented in the film.

Winner of the Golden Snail for documentary features at the Slow Food on Film Festival in Bologna, Food, Inc. examines and exposes aspects of the American food production network that are largely hidden from consumers. Produced and directed by Robert Kenner and coproduced by Eric Schlosser, the film includes interviews with Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield yogurt, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, and many other farmers, activists, and individuals whose stories illuminate the current state of our food system.

From legal battles over a farmer’s ability to save seed to consumer disclosures about genetically engineered food, from the environmental impact of feedlots and mass production methods to a mother’s determination to change the law after her son’s death from E.coli poisoning, Food, Inc. shows why Slow Food’s advocacy for good, clean, and fair food is vitally important.

Food, Inc. will be released in Los Angeles theatres on June 12.