Eat corn-free with King Corn

Once again, our fair city was snubbed for a limited-run movie premiere, but don’t let the resentment keep you from getting in on the King Corn craze. The documentary features Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, two former college buddies who follow an acre of industrial-grade Iowa corn from farm field to fast-food outlet through the labyrinthine agribusiness food chain. If you’ve read The Omnivore’s Dilemma (which you should), then you already know where this is going: There’s a glut of corn in the United States that’s destroying our food economy and making us fat. Catch the trailer at and join Ellis and Cheney for the King Corn Challenge as they attempt to eat corn-free for an entire month. It’s harder than you might think.