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Review: "Finding North"

Published January 27, 2012 10:48 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

U.S. Documentary

*** (three stars)

The facts presented in this documentary are harsh: One in six Americans don't get enough to eat on a regular basis, and what they can afford to eat is usually junk — largely because U.S. farm policy is weighted toward grains for processed food, not fruits and vegetables. Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush present these facts in a highly polished package, intercutting real-life stories of people struggling to find sufficient food with interviews with policy experts and celebrities who have made hunger their cause (namely Jeff Bridges and "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio). The urgentmessage is packaged well — if a bit too slickly — with beautiful cinematography, animated statistics and a score by T-Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars.

— Sean P. Means

"Finding North" screenings:Tonight, 8:30 p.m., Prospector Square Theatre, Park CitySaturday, Jan. 28, 12:45 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, Salt Lake City