Narrated, co-produced by Natalie Portman, ‘Eating Animals’ hits Austin theaters this week

“Eating Animals” was the name of novelist Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2010 non-fiction book about vegetarianism and industrial agriculture.

‘Eating Animals’ profiles several farmers and ranchers who raise animals outside the industry norm of CAFOs, or concentrated animal feeding operations. Contributed by Eating Animals

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.

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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.


Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and

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