There was something in the air in Park City, Utah, as the 2011 Sundance Film Festival picked up steam — and, thankfully, it wasn’t several feet worth of falling snow. In 2010, roads and sidewalks were snarled with one storm after another. This year, the sun shone brightly for all but a few brief, furious flurries. The relative meteorological peace seemed to mirror what evolved as a generally positive sensibility.
The American food industry is now controlled by a handful of large corporations with one goal above all else: making money. Robert Kenner's incisive, warning-shot documentary, 'Food, Inc.,' investigates the ways in which these corporations have changed our food system in recent years and the impact this rapid evolution has had on the industry's various components. Kenner speaks with CityBeat about his film.