The good folks at Netflix have been kind enough to allow us to do another “red carpet premiere” at the historic Lynwood Theater on Bainbridge Island on July 2 at 5:30 PM after the documentary’s successful premiere at Tribeca.
Please join us for the premiere of the new movie Poisoned, based on the book by Jeff Benedict, which chronicles the events surrounding the worst food-poisoning epidemic in US history: the deadly Jack in the Box E. coli infections in 1993. Tickets are complimentary but we are collecting donations for Helpline House, please donate here
On December 24, 1992, six-year-old Lauren Rudolph was hospitalized with excruciating stomach pain. Less than a week later she was dead. Doctors were baffled: How could a healthy child become so sick so quickly? After a frenzied investigation, public-health officials announced that the cause was E. coli O157:H7, and the source was hamburger meat served at a Jack in the Box restaurant. During this unprecedented crisis, four children died and over seven hundred others became gravely ill. Poisoned delivers a jarringly candid narrative of the fast-moving disaster, drawing on access to confidential documents and exclusive interviews with the real-life characters at the center of the drama—the families whose children were infected, the Jack in the Box executives forced to answer for the tragedy, the physicians and scientists who identified E. coli as the culprit, and the legal teams on both sides of the historic lawsuits that ensued. Poisoned reveals the evolution and history of America’s food supply system, as well as the untold stories of the victims of notorious outbreaks, and spotlights high-profile criminal prosecutions for those responsible. Poisoned will go directly to the source, following the distribution trail from start to finish, examining where the process breaks down, as well as the bureaucratic red tape and collusion among lobbyists and lawmakers that work against addressing this life-or-death problem.
See you there. Any questions, shoot me an email at [email protected].
Even if you cannot attend, consider a donation – Helpline House, please donate here