Friday, May 23 - Thursday, May 29
If you read Mark Bittman’s column about the new movie “Fed Up” (“An Inconvenient Truth About Our Food,” May 13) you might have wondered whether it would be coming to Columbus any time soon. It is, thanks to the good folks at the Gateway Theater.
Food science is increasingly showing that the emphasis on low-fat food in the latter part of the 20th century was a disastrously bad idea in that the cure, a diet higher in processed carbs, is worse than the disease. This movie explores the connections between sugar and obesity, highlighting the role of industry and government: as Michael Pollan succinctly puts it, “The government is subsidizing the obesity epidemic.”
Parking in the Gateway’s parking structure is incredibly convenient, and fuel-efficient vehicles have reserved spots on the first floor—a special draw for the sustainability crowd. Regardless, the Gateway validates parking, so going to the movies couldn’t be simpler no matter where you are. And in keeping with the message of the film, the Gateway will be replacing the candy at their display counter with fresh fruit and trail mix. All of which makes this one of the most parent-friendly events of the year.
This will certainly be one of the most talked-about movies of 2014. You won’t want to miss it.