"Food, Inc." opened Friday in a handful of theaters, but is not showing in Peoria, or Springfield, or Jacksonville, and probably nowhere else in the heartland of America. For now, all we get to watch is the trailer. This trailer is one of several on YouTube.
The New York Times did a great review of the movie. Here is an excerpt:
Forget buckets of blood. Nothing says horror like one of those tubs of artificially buttered, non organic popcorn at the concession stand. That, at least, is one of the unappetizing lessons to draw from one of the scariest movies of the year, “Food, Inc.,” an informative, often infuriating activist documentary about the big business of feeding or, more to the political point, force-feeding, Americans all the junk that multinational corporate money can buy. You’ll shudder, shake and just possibly lose your genetically modified lunch...
I always love to read the comments at the end of online newspaper articles and found this one to be especially interesting:
Will this movie make it to Middle America?
My concern is that this documentary is not going to be shown outside the major coastal metropolitan areas like so many independent thought-provoking films. Is it even showing anywhere yet outside NYC? It is a subject, and a crisis, that the American public needs to be aware of but showing it in only a handful of theatres, to an affluent or university audience, is only preaching to the choir (and yes I put my zip in the location search and nothing popped up in my area). Finally, attacking those like "Jake" from Nebraska for defending their livelihood is in itself elitist and immature. This debate needs to include everyone that either consumes or produces food (i.e. all Americans), not just the affluent urbanites who can afford to exclusively buy organic and local (I buy it as much as my income allows). — Jim, Missouri
Is "Food, Inc." showing at a theater near you?
UPDATE: Aug. 14, 2009, according to a couple of the commenters, this movie is showing now unti September 10 in Peoria. See comments for details.