The Oswego Film Group (OFG) will host a free screening of the documentary Food, Inc. in SUNY OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Campus Center Room C114, on Monday, March 29. The 7 PM screening, open to the public, will be followed by a discussion of the film.
Food, Inc. shines a light on the state of the US food industry. Driven by large corporations, the industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s provided us with an impressive year-round selection at our supermarketsÃ¢â‚¬â€but not without putting (as the filmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website notes) Ã¢â‚¬Å“the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environmentÃ¢â‚¬Â as well as our health at risk.
Those interviewed in the film include Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (author of In Defense of Food: An EaterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Manifesto, The OmnivoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dilemma, and the current best-seller Food Rules), and Gary Hirschberg (head of Stonyfield Farms).
The film, directed and co-written by Robert Kenner, won this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film runs 94 minutes and is rated PG (for some thematic material and disturbing images). More information can be found on the filmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website: http://www.foodincmovie.com/
The Oswego Film Group (formed in 2005) is dedicated to bringing quality independent film to Oswego and fostering a community of interested film goers.
For more information, please visit OFGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blog: http://oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com/ or e-mail the film group at [email protected] The group is also on Facebook and Twitter.