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King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.
Like ‘Supersize Me’, ‘Fastfood Nation’, and others, this documentary looks at consumption patterns in the US as well as production information that is usually not available to citizens before documentary film-making and investigative journalism took hold of popular culture.
**Presented by Community Cinema Seattle**
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Location: 1515 12th Ave (@ Pike) 98122
Contact: Patrick Baroch 800-930-6060
Sponsored by: ITVS Community Cinema Seattle