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Pre-Screen "Forks Over Knives"

By Paige Brady, October 3, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
What if our country's most debilitating diseases could be prevented by simply changing the way we eat? The groundbreaking new feature film Forks Over Knives presents compelling evidence suggesting that diseases like heart disease and diabetes may be prevented - and in many cases reversed - through a whole food plant-based diet. You can check out the film at several pre-screening events in select cities, listed below. The movie features Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. M.D., author of Reversing Heart Disease and T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study - both members of the Whole Foods Market medical advisory board. Our Health Starts Here partner Rip Esselstyn, author of the Engine 2 Diet, makes an appearance as well. Forks Over Knives is partnering with us to put on a series of pre-screening events in select cities. If you're close by, please join us for these upcoming events:
Nashville, TN Wednesday, October 6th
Chicago, IL Tuesday, October 19th
Fort Collins, CO Wednesday, October 20th
Portland, OR Wednesday, October 27th
Seattle, WA Thursday, October 28th
Los Angeles, CA Thursday, November 11th
If you were one of the many who attended screenings in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia or Raleigh, drop a comment below and let us know what you thought of the film. And wherever you live, you can check out the film March 11, 2011 when it officially releases to the public.
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screwdestiny says ...
Can't wait to see this! Don't think there will be a pre-screening near me, but I'll check it out once it hits more theaters.
10/03/2010 7:09:45 AM CDT
Glenn says ...
Just saw the screening on Saturday in Albany, NY. Amazing documentary! Well made and the stories were nicely put together. Met Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and his wife Ann at the NY Vegetarian expo. They were really nice people and Dr. is much taller in person! I would strongly urge everyone to see this movie and have an open mind. A+++
10/05/2010 5:11:46 PM CDT
Adam says ...
Unfortunately none of the screenings are near enough for me, but I'm waiting anxiously to see it when it does arrive here.
10/06/2010 10:50:49 PM CDT
t says ...
Which Whole Foods in LA? There are several in the area...
10/28/2010 12:26:08 PM CDT
paig292 says ...
The LA event on November 11 will take place at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028 7:30 pm, RSVP to: spspecialevent@wholefoods.com
10/28/2010 3:42:40 PM CDT
Kenneth Young says ...
Tried on 11/1/2010 at 8:30 AM PST to get 5 tickets for 11/11/2010 screening of FOK by RSVP to spspecialevent@wholefoods.com , but computer says Whole Foods Server is down. Kenneth Young
11/01/2010 10:31:17 AM CDT
bepkom says ...
Sorry for the glitch! The email issue was fixed and should be working fine now!
11/01/2010 3:04:44 PM CDT
Dixter says ...
When will it show in San Francisco? I saw it in Berekley a week ago - it's a great film but was shown in a location unfriendly to people on public transit. Please show it in San Francisco!
11/04/2010 7:23:37 PM CDT
Lucille says ...
I saw Forks over Knives in Bryn Mawr, Pa on July 26, 2010 and on July 27th started the Plant Based Diet and have never looked back. It has been an amazing transformation. I have lost 12 lbs, my energy is through the roof, and I love the whole foods. I have made almost every recipe in Engine 2 and one is better than the other. The health and vitality you feel is palpable and you will find that there will be converts along the way when they see how great you look and the energy you sustain.
11/24/2010 4:01:14 PM CST
Syd says ...
Just want to say, I went to a screening of this movie hosted by Whole Foods and not only was the movie fantastic, but Whole Foods put together a wonderful pre-screening event. Great job and thanks for promoting healthy which is something I so sorely needed a decade ago when I was trying to figure this food thing out. Nice to see it finally get done on a national basis. My view of WF went up several notches.
12/17/2010 5:55:05 PM CST
Leo A Blair II says ...
Please let me know if it will be available to buy as a DVD? Looking forward to seeing and sharing it soon. Thanks to everyone that made it all possible.
01/24/2011 7:47:54 AM CST
Eve says ...
Don't miss your chance to see it! In theaters May 6 through May 20 http://www.forksoverknives.com/showtimes/
04/07/2011 1:21:45 AM CDT
Amy Oliver says ...
Will this be available in the Columbia SC area?
01/15/2013 7:17:16 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@AMY - This post is from a couple years ago so we are no longer running the pre-screening. This film should now be available to rent for viewing!
01/16/2013 5:10:41 PM CST