Synopsis from RottenTomatoes.com: “Forks Over Knives” examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
The official movie site is: http://www.forksoverknives.com/
The film explores the separate pioneering work of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. and T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. Through a combination of scientific experiments and clinical research, they document significant health improvements just by moving people away from the “Standard American Diet” which is full of animal products and processed foods. The film follows some real life patients as they make these diet changes and see positive changes in their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other levels of health. One of the “patients” is the film’s writer and director Lee Fulkerson, whose dinners pre-filming used to consist of a fast-food double cheeseburger, onion rings, and a chocolate shake. “By seeing the amazing results a whole foods, plant-based diet had on the health and well-being of our test patients, my mind was irrevocably changed,” said Fulkerson in a recent VegNews article.
Forks Over Knives is now scheduled to open in 17 cities throughout the United States starting May 6. Here are the initial 17 cities where it will open:
•May 6: New York, Los Angeles
•May 13: Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Seattle and San Diego
•May 20: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Denver
•To be determined: Houston, Miami, Phoenix and Austin
Following this initial release, it should be extended to other cities. Because of its success in Portland, all 3 of the major movie theater chains in the United States are picking it up. For more information on these and other screenings, visit ForksOverKnives.com.
You may also find the link to the main site in my Websites listings here on my blog.
Information from Northwest VEG website, www.nwveg.org/forksoverknives.php