Friday, October 16, 2009

Theatrical Releases

Every Friday we will update you all with the week's theatrical documentary releases. Now, this will not be a perfect process as our beloved genre prefers the limited release schedule instead of a big nationwide or international-wide release. So apologies if a film isn't out in your area, or if you are a filmmaker and we missed the boat on announcing your documentary's big day (if that is the case, please let us know as we try to refine and hone this weekly post).

Now, with that introduction out of the way, here's this weekend's releases with their current rating on the amazing website

Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution - (70% rating) - For the first time ever, our children are growing up less healthy than their parents. As the rate of cancer and childhood obesity climbs ever upward each year, we must ask ourselves, why is this happening? Food Beware takes a look at a small village in the mountains of France, where the town's mayor has declared that the school lunchroom will serve mostly local food, grown by organic methods. Featuring interviews with children, parents, teachers, health care workers, journalists, farmers, elected officials, scientists and researchers, we learn about challenges and rewards of their stand - the abuses of industry as well as the practical solutions at hand (

One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur - (no rating provided) - In 1957, on the heels of the triumphant debut of his groundbreaking novel, On The Road, Jack Kerouac was a literary rock star. But along with sudden fame and media hype came his unraveling, and by 1960, Kerouac was a jaded cynic, tortured by self-doubt, addiction and depression. Desperate for spiritual salvation and solitude, he secretly retreats to a cabin in the Big Sur woods. But his plan is foiled by his own inner demons, and what ensues that summer becomes the basis for Kerouac’s gritty novel, Big Sur. The film takes viewers on an unflinching look at the compelling events the book is based on. The story unfolds in three ways: through the narrative arc of Kerouac’s prose (voiced by John Ventimiglia); through first-hand accounts and recollections of Kerouac’s contemporaries; by the interpretations and reflections of writers, poets, actors and musicians who have been deeply influenced by Kerouac’s unique gifts (

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