Monday, May 10, 2010

Film Screenings

Fowl Play
Thu May 13 at 6:30 pm


Walter Reade Theater
165 W 65th St., upper level

Tickets available at the box office or online at www.filmlinc.com
Adam Durand, 2009, USA; 50m

Most Americans are opposed to the inhumane treatment of animals-which is why the egg industry is so secretive about the operations that yield food for our breakfast tables. Fowl Play investigates hen abuse in the industry, drawing on the dedicated documentation of activists. Interviews with rescuers, veterinarians, and animal behaviorists challenge us to consider the politics of ethical eating.

also Cows Are Nice (Kor ar Fina), Stephan Jarl, 2007, Sweden; 13m
With the rise of large industrial farms, small farmers, unable to compete, must sell their dairy cows, and Sweden is now importing milk.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with
  • Matt Rice, Mercy for Animals;
  • Jenny Brown, Founder, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary;
  • Martha Lazar, chicken keeper, blogger (brooklynfeed.com)
  • Wyckoff Community Garden and Farmers Market.
Followed by a reception in the Furman Gallery.

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Future Visions movie and discussion series presents:
Food, Inc. (93 minutes)
Friday, May 14 at 7 pm


The Community Church of NY
"The Gallery" at John Haynes Holmes House
8 East 35th St., NYC

suggested donation $5

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets?
Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the highly mechanized hidden underbelly of the nation's food industry. With the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA, our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad. But we also have new strains of E. coli, widespread obesity and epidemic diabetes.

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