“Eating Animals” was the name of novelist Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2010 non-fiction book about vegetarianism and industrial agriculture.
This summer, a documentary inspired by the book — co-produced and narrated by Natalie Portman and directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn — is hitting select theaters. After a special screening on Thursday, the movie will be in Austin’s Regal Arbor 8 and Violet Crown theaters starting on Friday.
Quinn will be in Austin on Saturday for two post-film Q&A sessions, one after the 6 p.m. screening at Violet Crown and another after the 7:20 p.m. screening at Regal Arbor.
At 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, you can watch a screening of “Eating Animals” and listen to a panel discussion afterwards with Brittany Illescas of Central Texas Pig Rescue, naturopath vegan doctor Lauren Sanchez, Britty Hamby of ATX Vegans and Jessica Morris, co-author of “The Taco Cleanse.”
Seating is first come, first served until all the seats are full. You can RSVP at this link, but that doesn’t guarantee a seat. If you want to catch the movie later this week, it opens for regular showings at Regal Arbor 8 on Friday.
I haven’t seen the movie yet, but Tamar Haspel has already seen it and fact-checked the movie for the Washington Post.