KFS presents area debut of 'Super Size Me'
Aug. 4, 2004
KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo Film Society presents the area debut of the controversial Sundance Festival award-winner "Super Size Me," a film stuffed with fat and facts about the billion-dollar fast food industry.
Seven screenings of "Super Size Me" will be offered Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13-15, at the Little Theatre on the campus of Western Michigan University. Show times are 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13; 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14; and 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. General Admission tickets are $5. Admission with valid student I.D. is $3.
Morgan Spurlock directs and stars in this documentary, in which he travels the country in a month-long commitment to consume nothing but McDonald's food. Along the way, he interviews everyone from doctors to gym teachers and cooks to kids to gain insights on the girth of the nation.
The film explores the nation's school lunch programs, declining health and physical education classes, food addictions and the extreme measures people take to lose weight and regain their health. "Super Size Me" is a tongue-in-cheek examination of the legal, financial and health costs of America's hunger for fast food. "Would you like fries with that?" will never sound the same!
The Little Theater is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's historic East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre. For more information, visit the Kalamazoo Film Society on the Web at <www.kalfilmsociety.net> or call the Little Theatre Movie Line at (269) 387-8221.