When we show a movie at the Co-op, we show a movie that’s meaningful, has impact, and one that’ll make you think. This month we’ll be showing Forks Over Knives, a movie that tackles the daunting issue of diet and disease in America. Trust us, this movie will undoubtedly leave a long-term impression.
On Saturday, February 18 at 8pm mark your calendars for this free movie at the Co-op, bring your appetite for some gourmet popcorn on the house, and get ready for a movie that may change the way you think, eat, and live.
Think we’re joking? Just take a look at this two-minute trailer, which might be just enough time to give you some goosebumps:
As a summary, 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 animal-based and processed foods.
The movie shows that degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented – and in many cases reversed – by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet.
The idea of food as medicine is also put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments – while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.
Here’s what some have said about Forks Over Knives:
Roger Ebert, Film Critic: “Here is a film that can save your life…I am convinced this message is true.”
Tony Gonzales, Football Player: “Forks Over Knives is a must-see film that shows convincingly how plant foods can be at the center of a health revolution.”
Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host: “Forks Over Knives is a provocative documentary that explores the idea of using food as medicine.”
We look forward to seeing you at the Co-op on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm.