Farm workers holding baskets of produce on their shoulders as they walk through rows of greenery on a farm

Food and Film: Food, Inc. 2

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Co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Food and Film is a quarterly series designed to delight the senses and inspire the mind. Curated with renowned chef, activist and cinephile Alice Waters, who will introduce the screening, each program in the series draws on Waters’ philosophy that eating, like art, is a political act and that exploring the intersections between the culinary and moving image arts can help illuminate the path toward building more sustainable, thriving communities together.

Food, Inc. 2 (U.S., 2024)

Special advanced preview screening!

Documentarians Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo return to the subject of Kenner’s 2009 exposé of the food industry, Food, Inc., for a globe-hopping post-pandemic look at the current state of the movement to build a “food system that reflects our values.” From Covid-driven disruptions of the food supply to new science that deepens our understanding of how ultra processed foods impact human health and the environment, the filmmakers, including narrator Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation), sound new alarms about the dangers of corporate, commodified agriculture. Against this, they contrast a growing network of farm workers, consumers, politicians and entrepreneurs making change at every level to make a compelling case for continued activism and hope. 

DCP, color, 94 min. Directors: Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo.

Special thanks to our community partner: UCLA Rothman Family Institute for Food Studies.

Dine at Hammer’s acclaimed Lulu restaurant before the screening

Dine at Lulu for an early dinner and special menu by Alice Waters in celebration of the featured film, Food, Inc. 2. After your meal, head across the courtyard to the Billy Wilder Theater at 7:30 pm for opening remarks by Alice and the free screening. Reserve your table in advance. 


Ticketing: Admission is free. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Box office opens one hour before the event.
Parking: Valet parking is available on Lindbrook Drive for $15 cash only. Self-parking is available under the museum. Rates are $8 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $22 daily maximum. There is an $8 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

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