Film Festival presents Flagstaff premiere of ‘Fed Up’ on July 9 at Harkins
Award-winning, eye-opening documentary debuts in monthly cinema series
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of the award-winning and eye-opening documentary “Fed Up” on Wednesday, July 9 as part of the festival’s monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 11 Theatres.
Critics are calling it the most important film you will see all year! The New York Times raves “Fed Up” is “a call to action! A fast, coolly-incensed investigation.” The Los Angeles Times calls the film “eye-opening … it pulls no punches in its informed outrage.” Additionally, Rolling Stone Magazine says, “Here is something rare at the multiplex: A movie that matters!” US News & World Report warns: “If you eat, you need to see this movie!”
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. “Fed Up” is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (producer of the Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth”) and director Stephanie Soechtig, “Fed Up” will change the way you eat forever.
In 1977, the U.S. Government issued the McGovern Report, its first ever dietary guidelines and with it, one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David, Regina Scully and director Stephanie Soechtig to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, “Fed Up” unearths the dirty little secret your favorite brands/restaurants don’t want you to know - far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone ever realized and this is in large part due to the fact that 80% of the 600,000 items sold in grocery stores have added sugar.
Following a group of families – the children of whom are the hardest hit demo because unbeknownst to them or their parents, they’re being force fed food with added sugar – for more than two years, Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom of 'diet and exercise', in order to live healthier, fuller lives. In captivating interviews with the country's leading experts, “Fed Up” lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.
Andrea Houchard, Matt Goodwin and James Joiner from Philosophy in the Public Interest and the Northern Arizona University Philosophy Department will lead a discussion following the film screening.
The series is made possible by a grant from the Flagstaff Community Foundation and Flagstaff Medical Center Foundation. Additional support comes from the Northern Arizona University Cinema Studies Program and Philosophy Department.
“Fed Up” will be shown at Harkins Flagstaff 11 Theatres on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($6 for full-time students), and will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. that day in the Harkins lobby. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 928-282-1177 or online at the link below.
CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "FED UP" and to order tickets online.
Film runtime is 99 minutes.