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Oakland: "Super Size Me" Film Screening
Date Wednesday July 05
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorChristine
SUPER SIZE ME

Presented by Christine Morrissey
East Bay Animal Advocates

Why are Americans so fat? Find out in this funny film, a tongue in-cheek and burger-in-hand look at the physical, legal, and financial costs of America’s hunger for fast food. Ominously, 37% of American children and adolescents are carrying too much fat and two out of every three adults are overweight or obese. Is it our fault for lacking self-control or are the fast-food corporations to blame? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in twenty U.S. cities, including Houston, the “Fattest City” in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, these authorities shared their research, opinions, and “gut feelings” on our ever-expanding girth. During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line and lived on nothing but McDonald’ s for an entire month. It all adds up to a fat food bill, harrowing visits to the doctor, and compelling viewing for anyone who’s ever wondered if man could liveon fast food alone. http://www.supersizeme.com

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 11th, 2006 12:29 AM
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