Friday, February 08, 2008

Morgan Spurlock--Super Size Me--at SAC

My friends at San Antonio College wanted me to share this information with you:

Morgan Spurlock, best known for his 2004 feature film "Super Size Me" (the first documentary to ever break into the weekend box office top ten) will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at San Antonio College about his experiences as a director, author, and movie and TV producer.

Also, on Monday, the day before his talk, SAC will offer exclusive screenings of his newest film "What Would Jesus Buy?" based on the work of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.

Events are free and open to the public, part of San Antonio College's Fine Arts and Cultural Events Series (SAC-FACES). Seating is first-come first-served basis.

Events will take place at San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave., 78212

Monday, Feb. 11 - movie screenings of "What Would Jesus Buy?"

2:30 p.m. in the Longwith Radio, TV & Film building, auditorium room 101 (located at N. Main and W. Courtland Pl.)

7 p.m. in the McAllister Fine Arts Center Auditorium (more seating here!)(located at San Pedro Ave. and W. Courtland Pl.)

Tuesday, Feb. 12 -

Morgan Spurlock speaks, with audience Q&A and a reception to follow-

7 p.m. in McAllister Fine Arts Center Auditorium

CONTACT: Dr. Alice Johnson, SAC-FACES
(210) 733-2482

BACKGROUND: Spurlock's "Super Size Me" examined the phenomenon of fast food and obesity in America, and became the sixth highest grossing box office documentary of all time; received an Oscar nomination, the Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay Award and Best Director prizes at the Edinburgh and the Sundance Film Festivals. The film made such an impact that McDonald's restaurants dropped "super sizing" from its menu shortly after the movie premiered at Sundance.

His book "Don't Eat This Book" picks up where the movie left off.