Drinks On The Doc with Food, Inc.
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 7:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
at The Bell House
As part of the Drinks on the Doc film series, Brooklyn Based is bringing the Brooklyn premiere of Food, Inc. to the Bell House.
Doors will open at 7pm for pre-movie munchies from Roebling Tea Room and Sweet Deliverance, as well as several drink specials from local wine and beer producers.
Following the film, food writer and Brooklyn Based editor Annaliese Griffin will moderate a q&a with director Robert Kenner and author Eric Schlosser, who also appears in the film. Food, Inc. What does the industrial food system actually look like? What are you voting against when you buy the organic greens at the farmer’s market and the milk from upstate cows? Corporate and government nepotism, union busting, high powered lawyers and very, very unappetizing chickens. That’s how director Robert Kenner tells the tale of American food production in his new documentary, Food, Inc. Featuring interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) the movie explains how what we eat has become more than than a thrice daily exercise in sustenance, but a crucial opportunity to change, or support, an ailing and corrupt system of food production.
Fear not, Food, Inc. isn’t the film adaptation of The Jungle — it offers hope for eaters everywhere. Interviews with entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and with the inimnitable Joe Salatin of Polyface Farms illustrate that there are fearless farmers, advocates and eaters changing the system, one pig, cow, chicken and bite at a time.