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Monday, June 15, 2009

Two Scary Movies

I am not a bit fan of the horror genre myself. But while these two movies are classified as documentaries, they might turn out to be equally chilling (and without any special effects) as any horror flick. With the common denominators of bad science, corporate greed, small-minded governments, and escalating consumer demand, these two movies look at two different food sources - agriculture and fishing - and show the devastating effects of how we eat today on the environment and on our lives.

Food, Inc. came out last fall but is just now in a wider distribution. I just came across a review in the NY Times. The movie is currently showing at the Nuart Theater in Westwood (11272 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025). Read the review. Watch the movie.

Under the tagline "Imagine a world without fish" comes a documentary about the impact of (over)fishing on the world's oceans. The End of the Line had its premiere at the Sundace Film Festival this spring and starts nationwide distribution on June 19th. It will be showing at a couple of the Laemmle Theaters in LA starting Friday (Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills).

See, sometimes you don't need zombies to loose sleep.

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