‘Fed Up’ is next film in Latchis ‘Off The Beaten Path’ series

BRATTLEBORO — A documentary one reviewer calls “the 'Inconvenient Truth' of the health movement” is featured in the third week of the Latchis Theatre's inaugural “Off the Beaten Path” film series, which continues Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, with screenings of “Fed Up” at 4 p.m.

Showcasing recent films that might have slipped beneath the radar but shouldn't have, Off the Beaten Path aims to cure the summer blockbuster blues. “Fed Up,” organizers say, might even change your life.

Following that are Aug. 2 and 3 screenings of “Ida” (PG-13), a compelling drama from director Pawel Pawlikowski lauded by the Chicago Sun-Times as a gem. Set in Poland, 1962, the film introduces us to Anna, 18, a novitiate nun who discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of Nazi occupation.

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain and how we lose weight, “Fed Up” unearths “the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know: far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized,” say producers.

Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy with her subjects as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom about diet and exercise in order to live healthier, fuller lives.

Journalist Katie Couric is narrator and executive producer. For more on the film, visit

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