In Selected Theaters: Food Inc., Moon, Sex Positive, Tetro

by | June 12, 2009 at 3:48 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s playing in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman always says, “we just pray to God your city has been selected.”

Food, Inc.
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Robert Kenner [read my interview with him here] directs this hot-button documentary that blows the lid off the factory food production process, revealing the ugly and dangerous truths of corporate farming and their unsavory business tactics, and the desperate need to force these companies to change their ways. Eric Schlosser of Fast Food Nation co-produces.

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Sam Rockwell proves his unheralded greatness in the role of a lifetime in this Sundance hit. He stars as Sam Bell, who’s been alone for three years on a lunar outpost monitoring an automated mining facility with the help of an A.I. companion named Gerty (Kevin Spacey). He is desperate to end his contract and return to his family, but things start to go awry when he discovers an exact duplicate of himself and begins to realize the corporation he works for has a life-shattering plan to keep Sam in his position forever.

Sex Positive
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A documentary about the work of Dr. Richard Berkowitz, a former S&M worker who became the first champion of safe sex among gay men in the late 70s and early 80s after realizing the dangers of excessively promiscuous lifestyles.

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Francis Ford Coppola directs Vincent Gallo as the title character, a bitter, self-destructive writer in Buenos Aires who has abandoned his career, much to the disappointment of his younger brother Bennie (Alden Ehrenreich), who tries to change things by completing one of Tetro’s plays and submitting it into competition.