How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by producer Natalie Portman, and directed and produced by Christopher Quinn (GOD GREW TIRED OF US), Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting the hero farmers and whistleblowers who have faced intimidation to stand up for what they believe is right, Eating Animals offers attainable, common sense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal welfare issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.
Includes a pre-film reception in the atrium and post-screening conversation with director Christopher Quinn and producer Natalie Portman. Moderated by Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW Radio's 'Good Food’.
Christopher Quinn’s debut film, God Grew Tired of Us, emerged from Sundance in 2006 having garnered both the Grand Jury Prize and coveted Audience Award. Produced by Quinn and Brad Pitt and narrated by Nicole Kidman, the documentary chronicles the extraordinary journey of three Sudanese Lost Boys—men who arrived in the United States after a 15-year migration through their war-torn country. Soon after his documentary’s release, Christopher completed 21 Up America, a longitudinal portrait executive produced by Michael Apted, of 14 young Americans at the age of 7, 14, and 21. In 2007, Christopher received the Emerging Talent Award by the International Documentary Association. Quinn’s latest documentary feature Eating Animals is produced by Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.