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Have You Seen "King Corn" yet? [Moved from Manhattan board]

asherandeva Oct 20, 2007 10:43 AM

"King Corn" hasn't opened in San Francisco yet, but I was hoping to take a group of eleven year olds to see it. I don't know all the kids that well, and so am a bit worried about any kind of slaughter scenes. I know the feedlot scenes are disturbing (as they should be) but is there anything I should know about before going to the fllm?


  1. Chew on That Oct 26, 2007 09:04 AM

    Do we know when it opens nationwide? I'm from Chicago and I don't think it's here yet but I could be wrong. The trailer looks awesome - it'll be the new Supersize Me for sure!

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    1. re: Chew on That
      nonaggie Oct 26, 2007 10:03 AM

      I don't know that there's a real nationwide opening, but the website (http://www.kingcorn.net/) says that it will be playing in Chicago starting Nov. 9.

    2. bookgrrl72 Oct 20, 2007 09:10 PM

      I saw the movie at its premiere here in Austin and, to the best of my memory, there were no particularly disturbing scenes, apart from the feedlot cow with the hole cut into its side so that the vets could monitor its infection level from eating corn. But even that wasn't gross, visually, just high on the ick factor.

      As a parent and a concerned eater, I found the movie fascinating. I wonder how receptive a group of 11-year-olds will be to it -- it's not exactly a thrill a minute.

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      1. re: bookgrrl72
        asherandeva Oct 21, 2007 04:22 PM

        Thank you so much--this was the kind of helpful information I'd hoped to find. My son's class has done some thinking about sustatinable eating, and I'm taking him and any kid who wants to go. Apparently An Inconvenient Truth is a big movie for them, so maybe they're wise to the ways of documentary.

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