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Vegucated: Documentary Night at Zen Mystery
01/28/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zen Mystery Presents: Free Documentary Night
by Marisa Miller Wolfson
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.
But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets?
Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
“Oh. My. Dog. What a great film! I’d highly recommend it to anyone who wants to raise their karma while lowering their cholesterol. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you may find yourself wanting to make out with everyone in the film…if hilarious and inspiring is your thing. Crazy Sexy Grade: A for Awesome.” – Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet
“Vegucated is one of the most effective films I’ve seen about the myriad reasons everyone should consider a vegan diet.” – Moby
“I love this film. Not only does it cover the hows and whys of healthy, humane eating, but it captures the OMGs and WTFs of the transformation process. A must-see!” – Rory Freedman, author of Skinny Bitch