7:15 pm | 1 hr 30 min |
You’ll be shocked, too! Packaged foods reputed to be healthy and wholesome eating turn out to be loaded with SUGAR. “That Sugar Film,” a documentary suitable for the whole family in the vein of “Supersize Me,” will be screened on Tuesday February 2 and Wednesday February 3 by Rosendale Theatre in collaboration with the Roundout Valley Holistic Health Community. Film maker Damon Gameau embarks on a unique 2 month experiment to document the effect of a high sugar diet on a healthy body; the twist is that he consumed only processed foods that are commonly perceived as “good for you.” On February 3 there will be post film discussion featuring local food activists. F To know more about Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community go to www.rvhhc.org/.
Over three years in development and production, “That Sugar Film” features Stephen Fry, Isabel Lucas and Brenton Thwaites in guest cameos and interviews with Gary Taubes, Barry Popkin, and Kathleen des Maisons. It is now ranked as the highest grossing Australian documentary of all time. Variety calls it “Fast-paced, entertaining and informative,” and goes on to say, “With its peppy, pop style, complete with silly, colorful special effects and animation, this documentary should prove accessible to school-age viewers, who might profit the most from its frank information about sugar’s effect on their minds and bodies.”