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King Corn 

If you enjoyed Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me, get ready for the story on corn. Even McDonald's can't help but pile on the Iowa gold " via corn-fed beef, high-fructose corn sweeteners in soda and corn-oil used to make French fries. According to the filmmakers, the average American consumes 1,500 pounds of corn annually. The film isn't possessed by the same type of masochism that drove Spurlock to eat only at McDonald's for a month. Instead, the two East Coast college graduates become obsessed with corn and locate their own single square acre in Iowa on which to grow the crop. They meet the neighbors and see how agribusiness has turned corn into something less wholesome than they imagined. In fact, the farmers won't even eat the corn they raise. Yet that corn is an underlying staple in the American diet. See how. It's not a tale of outrage so much as one of wonder at how bizarre " and at times toxic " the business of food production is. A discussion with chefs and market organizers follows the screening. Free admission. — Will Coviello

6 p.m. Sun., April 6

Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070;

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