Film maker talks fast food at WSU

The Associated Students of Washington State University Student Entertainment Board will bring writer, director and film maker Morgan Spurlock to campus Oct. 5.

Spurlock will discuss his documentary “Super Size Me,” a film that highlights the effects of a fast food diet, at 8 p.m. in the Compton Union Building Ballroom. Tickets to attend the discussion go on sale Monday, Oct. 4 in the CUB front entrance. The cost is $7 for WSU students and $10 for the general public.

Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the “fattest city” in America. From surgeon generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, authorities shared their research, opinions and feelings on the country’s ever-expanding girth.

During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month with three simple rules: 1) No options; he could only eat what was available over the counter. 2) No super-sizing unless offered. 3) No excuses; he had to eat every item on the menu at least once.

The film also explores school lunch programs, declining health and physical education classes, food addictions and the extreme measures people take to lose weight and regain their health.

“Super Size Me” will be shown free Oct. 1-3 in the CUB auditorium. Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 1) and Saturday (Oct. 2) and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 3). There will be an additional screening at 5: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. 

For more information on “Super Size Me,” visit the film Web site at www.supersizeme.com or contact contact Joel Elmer, SEB director, at (509) 335-3503.

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