As relevant as Super Size Me and as important as An Inconvenient Truth. The Austin Chronicle
Engrossing and eye-opening, KING CORN is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast food nation where one ultra-industrial, pesticide-laden, heavily-subsidized commodity dominates the food pyramid from top to bottom – corn. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa to figure out how the modest kernel conquered America.
With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America’s modern food system.
“A graceful and frequently humorous film that captures the idiosyncrasies of its characters and never hectors” (Salon), KING CORN shows how – and why – whenever you eat a hamburger or drink a soda, you’re really consuming … corn.
Deleted Scenes “Chicago: Hauling the Harvest to the Board of Trade”, “Washington DC: Talking Corn on Capitol Hill”, “Boston: A New Boston Tea Party”; Featurettes: “The King Corn in the Corn Belt Tour”, “The Lost Basement Lectures”; WoWz Music Video; Photo Gallery; Filmmaker Biographies