Consumed is a dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food. A working-class, single mother’s on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. Her path crosses an organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-cop caught in the middle of it all.
Date: Friday, February 19, 9PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Skype Q&A with director Daryl Wein and writer Zoe Lister-Jones
Daryl Wein is an award-winning filmmaker. He co-wrote and directed, Lola Versus, for Fox Searchlight starring Greta Gerwig. His debut narrative feature film, Breaking Upwards, was an official selection in the Narrative Competition at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. Wein’s feature length documentary, Sex Positive, won the Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest Film Fest and was an official selection at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival, London Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival, and 26 other festivals around the world. Regent Releasing distributed the film theatrically in North America, and the film has been released in eight foreign countries, most notably at the BFI in London. In 2006, Wein co-wrote and directed, Unlocked, a short psychological drama which was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and 21 other festivals. It was voted one of the “Best Short Films in the World” by Indy Mogul.