• “got the facts on milk?” movie premiere w/ vegan food and drinks!

    August 19th, 2011quarrygirlvegan events

    ooooh, now this sounds like a lot of fun. the folks at vegan drinks have rented out a 250 seat theatre at AMC century city on august 24th at 7:30pm to screen the new feature documentary, “got the facts on milk?”! tickets are $13.50 each, and after the screening there will be vegan finger foods provided by ummba grill…as well as a full bar!

    more event info after the jump…

    here is the screening info from the vegan drinks crew:

    Aug 24th Premier of Got the Facts on Milk (Los Angeles)

    Join the lively Los Angeles Vegan Community Wed Aug 24th for the World Premier of “Got The Facts on Milk” at AMC Century City. Tickets are available now for $13.50.

    The movie will start at 7:30. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before hand to pick up your advance tickets and check out the red carpet (which is open to everyone for photos). Please also leave ample time for parking. The first three hours in the garage are free; validation in the movie theater gets you an additional 2 hours for $3.

    After the screening there will be a quick Q&A panel, and then an after-party directly across the way at UMMBA, a Brazilian restaurant, from 9:30 or so to about 11:30-12:00. We will have a section to ourselves and UMMBA will be providing special vegan finger food! Of course you can also buy drinks to your heart’s content. Have a designated driver handy if you take that last part too seriously. 🙂

    and a summary of the movie…

    Got the facts on Milk? is a wildly entertaining, partly animated feature documentary that questions the deep-rooted American belief in the health benefits of milk. Filmmaker Shira Lane’s dairy allergy prompted her to examine the scientific research on the subject, and, baffled by the lack of consensus, she took a road trip to the US Department of Agriculture’s Nutrition Information Center for the facts. On her month-long, 4600-mile journey to Washington DC through the American Southwest and Bible Belt, she meets with top doctors and researchers, dietitians, dairy farmers, parents, teachers, and plenty of “ordinary
    Americans” who provide both comic relief and food for thought.

    The film raises questions about dairy’s role in cancer, osteoporosis, weight gain, asthma, acne, early menstruation, and more; covers the preponderance of lactose intolerance in communities of color, and explains why dairy consumption is fraught with high-stakes political, economic, ethical and environmental considerations.

    Got the facts on Milk? has won several film festival awards, including the audience award at the 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival, and has outraged filmgoers around the world. It sparked a riot at the South Korea Green Film Festival, shocked the audience at DocAviv Documentary Film Festival in Israel, and traumatized attendees of the EcoCinema Environmental Film Festival.

    sounds like a blast! yay to well organized and educational vegan events. hope to see you all there, and please bring an omnivore or a lacto-ovo vegetarian!


5 responses to ““got the facts on milk?” movie premiere w/ vegan food and drinks!” RSS icon

  • Seems like it will be a great film to watch. I’m allergic to dairy, so it will be great to learn about what I haven’t been missing.

  • I would love to go to this, but I have no one who would accompany me. It would probably be strange if I went alone since it’s an hour away from where I live. Are there going to be anymore showings at other theatres?

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    Sounds cool

  • I want to go, but it’s a school & work night for myself and husband! I still would love to attend but is the food free? LOL

  • Oh I would LOVE TO GO! I’m on a super tight budget though so won’t be able to make it :/ Hope y’all enjoy the movie! I’ll definitely try to see it ASAP.

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