I was excited to see that two of the movies we selected to show during Earth Week were up for Oscars, being nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards last night. I was even more happy to see that one of them won.
I know it’s early, but while you’ve still got the Oscar buzz on your brain, put Saturday, April 17 on your calendar now to watch Food, Inc. and The Cove back to back.
At 11 am we’ll be showing Food, Inc. Food, Inc. explores the food industry’s detrimental effects on our health and environment. This movie spotlights the men and women who are working to reform an industry rife with monopolies, questionable interpretations of laws and subsidies, political ties and rising rates of E. coli outbreaks.
Immediately following at 1 pm, we’ll be showing the film that won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, the Cove. This riveting documentary also won the Audience Award at Sundance. It takes place in Taijii, Japan, where the filmmakers use surveillance equipment to capture footage of a secretive and heavily guarded operation run by the world’s largest supplier of dolphins. As the daring group risks their lives to expose the horrifying truths behind the capture of dolphins for the lucrative tourist industry, they also uncover an environmental catastrophe.
Don’t miss our movie day and the rest of our Earth Week events!