Modified – Film Screening!

MODIFIED screens at Carlton Cinema!

 20 Carlton Street, Toronto

June 1 – 7, 2018

Daily matinees at 1:30pm 

Daily evening screenings at 6:40pm

*Advance tickets are recommended:

Each evening screening, Aube will be in attendance along with special guest co-presenters (a different one each night of the week, see below!) for a post-film discussion and Q & A.

June 1: Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

June 2: Heather Lee, co-founder of the Toronto Non-GMO Coalition and No More GMOs Toronto.

June 3Andria Teather, Executive Director, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

June 4Lulu Cohen-Farnell, Founder & Director, Real Food for Real Kids

June 5John Greyson and Barbara Evans, filmmakers and professors at York University’s Film Department

June 6Rachel Parent, Founder of Kids Right To Know

June 7Brett Hawes, Clinical Holistic Nutritionist / Superfood Revival

Here is a description of Aube’s film and its journey so far:

In Modified, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the US, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. The film, which is also a vibrant celebration of food and cooking, has been touring international film festivals and has received 6 festivals awards, including two Audience Choice awards. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film “a very personal, tender, touching tribute and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”. Featuring prominent voices such as Dr. Jane Goodall and Senator Bernie Sanders, the film had its Canadian theatrical release in Montreal last week with great reviews in Le Devoir, Journal Metro, and LaPresse.

Filmmaker Aube Giroux is known for her online farm-to-table cooking show on PBS Food which received the 2012 Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Award and was nominated for two James Beard Awards. “Modified” is her first feature-length documentary. It is executive and co-produced by acclaimed producer Camelia Frieberg, known for Atom Egoyan’s Oscar-nominated “The Sweet Hereafter”.

Watch the film’s theatrical trailer at:

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