Showing of Fat Head the movie - and discussion
Fat Head is a 2009 American documentary film that seeks to refute both the documentary Super Size Me and the lipid hypothesis, a theory of nutrition started in the early 1950s in the United States by Ancel Keys and promoted in much of the Western world - that saturated fat is bad. Guess what? It isn't (as long as you eat the right saturated fats!)
Tom Naughton first saw Super Size Me as part of his research into a comedy piece he was working on about prejudice against fat people, saying, "I watched Super Size Me as part of my research. But the premise and the rather large gaps in logic annoyed me so much, I decided I needed to create a reply. I know some other filmmakers went on McDiets and documented how they lost weight, but as far as I could tell, they weren't funny. If it's true what Mencken said, that the cure for contempt is counter-contempt, then the cure for a funny documentary that's full of bologna is a funny documentary that isn't."
So come and be informed and entertained!
Yummy snacks will be served!
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of most months (7-8:30 pm) - These meetings include a variety of topics, speakers and discussions. Contact Linda Ellis for information
Meeting Location: LifeSource Community Room - Candalaria Terrace Mall at 2657 Commercial St. SE, Salem