Playing 11/2/2007 - 11/8/2007
SF Theatrical Premiere
KING CORN
Dir. Aaron Woolf US 2007
Almost everything Americans eat contains corn; high fructose corn syrup, corn-fed meat and corn-based processed foods are the staples of the modern diet. King Corn is a hip and entertaining documentary about the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. Following in the Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), school of filmmaking, college friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis decide to see for themselves the path that corn takes from a farm in the midwest into the mainstream American diet. They start by buying one acre of land in Iowa, and learn that the government will subsidize them to grow corn. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they manage to plant and grow a bumper crop. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises deeply troubling questions about the overabundance of subsidized corn.This incisive documentary will leave you distrustful of everything on your plate. (88m)
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  Nightly: 7:15, 9:15
Additional shows: Sat & Sun: 2:00, 4:00; Wed: 2:00
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