As you roll your cart down the grocery aisle at your local supermarket, do you ever wonder where the food on the shelves come from?
"Food, Inc.," filmmaker Robert Kenner has.
"For me, it's like a minor miracle that we get these three meals every day," he says. "Where do they come from?"
To answer that question, Kenner spent over 6 years developing "Food, Inc.," a documentary that explores the origin and path of our food supply and unmasks the silence surrounding our nation’s food corporation—corporations that Kenner says would rather keep the mask.
"There are a very few corporations that are controlling our food system," Kenner says. "And they are more concerned about their bottom line and short-term profits than they are for the health of the consumer and the health of our environment."
The film includes perspectives from well-known authors Eric Schlosser ("Fast Food Nation") and Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma") and food-safety advocate Barbara Kowalcyk, whose 2-year-old son died from an E. coli
Representatives from Monsanto, Tyson Foods, Perdue and Smithfield declined to participate in the film.
The movie will open in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco June 12 with a wider release June 19. See dates and locations below.
June 12, 2009
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema 5
West Los Angeles, CA: Nuart Theatre
New York, NY: Film Forum
June 19, 2009
Berkeley, CA: Oaks 2
Berkeley, CA: Elmwood 6
Campbell, CA: Camera 7
Irvine, CA: University Town Center 6 Cinemas
Monterey, CA: Osio Plaza 6
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
San Rafael, CA: Smith Rafael Film Center
Santa Cruz, CA: Nickelodeon Theatres
Santa Rosa, CA: Rialto Cinemas Lakeside 5
West Los Angeles, CA: The Landmark
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema
Miami Beach, FL: South Beach 18
Atlanta, GA: Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Chicago, IL: Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Evanston, IL: CineArts 6 - Evanston
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Portland, OR: Cinema 21 Theatre
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Dallas, TX: Magnolia Theatre - Dallas
Plano, TX: Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Arlington, VA: Shirlington 7
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre
June 26, 2009
New Haven, CT: Criterion Cinemas 7
Winter Park, FL: Winter Park Village 20
University City, MO: Tivoli Theatre
Montclair, NJ: Clairidge Cinemas 3
Huntington, NY: Cinema Arts Centre
Roslyn Hights, NY: Roslyn Cinemas 3
White Plains, NY: Cinema 100 Twin
Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
Austin, TX: Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills
Austin, TX: Alamo Ritz
Houston, TX: Angelika Film Center
San Antonio, TX: Santikos Bijou @ Crossroads 6
July 1, 2009
Pleasantville, NY: Jacob Burns Film Center
July 3, 2009
Sacramento, CA: Crest Theatre
San Luis Obispo, CA: The Palm Theatre
Colorado Springs, CO: Twin Peak Cinemas
Santa Fe, NM: De Vargas Mall 6
Cleveland Heights, OH: Cedar Lee Theatres