What’s on Your Plate?
What’s on Your Plate?
Catherine Gund, 2009
Each year the Wex brings families and film fans a long weekend of incredible movies for all ages: fiction and documentary, live action and animation, features and shorts, American-made and international, contemporary and classic. Fun activities and events are also part of the schedule, often involving special guests, hands-on projects, and even tasty refreshments.
“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?
$3 students (tickets required)
Free for to members
$15 students, teachers, and adult chaperones (advance reservation required)
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