Red-Hot Documentary "FOOD INC." Serves Up A Healthy Dose Of Buzz And Debate

by CHRISTINE COOLIDGE · June 12, 2009

Amy Griffin, Coralie Charriol Paul, Prince Philippos of Greece[Amy Griffin, Coralie Charriol Paul, Prince Philippos of Greece. All photos by JIMI CELESTE for PMc] Hot off the heels of its well-received premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, the FOOD INC documentary team welcomed a heavy onset of media, press and debate at its Soho House sneak peak on Wednesday.  Katie Lee Joel, Alexis Clark, Samantha Mathis, Susan Shin, John Stossel, Neil Etheridge, Christopher Dunagan, and George Goldsmith all enjoyed an evening screening of Magnolia Picutres' latest inspiration, hosted by Coralie Charriol Paul and her new film series, React To Film.

Socials and film industry heavy hitters engaged in a post-screening debate, discussing the ideas around the film's central theme of industrial food production and the hidden costs behind the Dollar Menu. The film is largely based on the bestseller books "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser and "An Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. Participant Media, which helped turn "An Inconvenient Truth" into a catalyst for global warming awareness, is overseeing the film's social outreach and ultimately hoping to transform Americans' views on industrial food production, much the way "An Inconvenient Truth" helped turn global warming into a top national priority. As if Manhattan needed any more reason to drop by the Green Market this summer. Katie Lee Joel, Eric Schlosser, Coralie Charriol Paul, John Stossel Katie Lee Joel, Eric Schlosser, Coralie Charriol Paul, John Stossel Alexis Clark, Alexandra Seegers, Neil Etheridge Alexis Clark, Alexandra Seegers, Neil Etheridge Coralie Charriol Paul, Dennis Paul Coralie Charriol Paul, Dennis Paul Samantha Mathis, Eric Schlosser Samantha Mathis, Eric Schlosser Katie Lee Joel Katie Lee Joel Christopher Dunagan, Coralie Charriol Paul Christopher Dunagan, Coralie Charriol Paul Susan Shin, Addalina Wong Susan Shin, Addalina Wong