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What’s on Your Plate?


Image courtesy of Aubin Pictures.

What’s on Your Plate?
OHIO PREMIERE Catherine Gund, 2009

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Zoom is Columbus’s only annual celebration of family entertainment from around the world. Enjoy fresh and engaging films for all ages, plus free activities—our morning cereal and pajama party, an ice cream social, and more!

Sat, Dec 5, 2009 2 PM

“What’s a Funyon!!?,” a young girl asks. Come along as two 11-year-old girls explore food from a kid’s-eye point of view.

Inspired by an Ohio summer vacation from their home in Manhattan, the girls follow a trail of information seeking facts and exploding myths about food by interviewing a variety of people from doctors to farmers to chefs. Farming, school lunches, distribution, ingredients, diet, health, and global politics are among the topics they address with fresh questions and sassy humor. The girls’ unfiltered honesty and curiosity bring a welcome sense of authentic inquiry to this engaging documentary about a topic of clear relevance to all of us.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. (73 mins., video)

Admission to this film is free for Wexner Center members as part of our annual Member Appreciation Weekend. Members, pick up your free tickets at the ticket office/information desk in the lobby on December 5.

Before or after the film, find out how you can develop healthful eating habits that also contribute to sustainable agriculture. Stop by an “autumn gourd and squash petting zoo” in the café area, meet Janie Moore, founder of the Wayward Seed Farm, and learn about Community Supported Agriculture.

A Note to Grown-ups
The age recommendation listed above is very general. If you would like to discuss the specifics of this film before viewing it with your child, please call Jean Pitman, educator for youth programs, at (614) 292-4614.

Especially for Teachers and Schools
Bring your class to a school-day screening of selected films from festival. Click here to see the schedule.

What's on Your Plate?

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.