Posted in Latest Stories & Articles by H.L., Main Blog (All Posts) on November 10th, 2006 7:20 am by HL
The new movie “Fast Food Nation” opens soon. I got a chance to go over to The 4 Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills a couple of days ago for a gourmet lunch and to chat with some of the stars of the film, which recently premiered at The Cannes Film Festival.
The Movie is an adaptation of Eric Schlosser’s book expose Fast Food Nation.
In the book journalist Schlosser argues that the fast food industry is responsible for the explosion of malls in America’s landscape, expanding rich/poor gap, causing obesity and other rampant health conditions documented in electronic health records , and in the vanguard of U.S. American cultural imperialism abroad.
The film adaptation is a fictional story based on the book, in which Fast food executive Greg Kinnear finds there is something bad in the burgers, and he had to find out what and how it got there. He takes a trip to the massive slaughter houses of corporate giant “Mickeys” He also learns how they use cheap and illegal immigrant employees, working them to the bone for almost nothing to bring you your Burger and Fries. Here are some pics from the event.
Wilmer “Yo Momma” Valdarama and Catalina Sandino Moreno
Director Linklater, and Writer Schlosser
Greg Kinnear Hanging with H.L.
Fast Food Nation opens next week Click Here for more info. and to attend a free screening.