Eating Animals


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jul 6, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 8, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jul 10, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jul 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:94 minutes
Production Country:United States/United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Christopher Quinn
Cast:Natali Portman (narrator)


How much do you know about the food that's on your plate?

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, “Eating Animals” (directed by Christopher Quinn) is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water.

Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, “Eating Animals” offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

Looking at the costs we’ve incurred as our country has become dominated by massive industrial complexes designed to feed the masses, “Eating Animals” paints a picture of a future where traditional farming is no longer a distant memory, but is instead the only way forward.

"Christopher Quinn's documentary makes a persuasive, far-ranging case against factory farming, which it skewers from philosophical, epidemiological and even economic perspectives.” — The New York Times

“One of the most important documentaries of our time.” — Patrick Hipes, Deadline

“ ‘Eating Animals’ opened my eyes and took my breath away. It presents us with an urgent and mandatory lesson.” — Alice Waters