Hartwick to Screen 'King Corn' on Tuesday, November 16

November 16, 2010

On Tuesday, November 16, Hartwick College will host a screening of "King Corn," a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Anderson Theatre in the Anderson Center for the Arts on the Hartwick College Campus. The screening is free and open to the public.

The film follows Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the East Coast, as they move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat--and how we farm.

This event is sponsored by Hartwick College's 2010 "Consumption" campus theme. For more information, contact Pine Lake Institute Coordinator of Sustainability Programs Dan Morse at 431-4666 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030