ILLUMINATE Film Festival Screen 'N Cuisine Event

Sedona, Arizona – October 31, 2016 – ILLUMINATE Film Festival in partnership with Healthy World Sedona and Sedona International Film Festival presents, a SCREEN ‘N CUISINE event and premiere screening of Eating You Alive at the Mary Fisher Theater in Sedona on November 17, 2016 at 4:00PM. Following the screening, Chef Jason Wyrick will provide a limited-seating three course plant-based dinner sponsored by Denise Rosner Homes at 7:00PM. Tickets go on sale, October 31, 2016 and are based on a first come first serve basis.

Eating You Alive features James Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson, nutrition experts and researchers who take us on a journey from diagnosis to wellness and expose the systematic failings in our society that predispose us to disease. Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs, and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before.

Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick and how we can use simple, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time. Hear everyday people sharing their miraculous stories of recovery and health optimization.

Plant-based diets are good for the environment, your heart, your weight and your overall health. Plant-based nutrition is an approach that emphasizes minimally processed foods from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits. A significant convergence of evidence suggests that plant-based diets can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world and can be more effective than medication and surgery.

“With the onslaught of eye-opening food films like Supersize Me, Food, Inc, Forks Over Knives, and Fed Up, Americans can’t help but wake up to the realities of our industrialized food industry,” says Danette Wolpert, Executive Director of ILLUMINATE Film Festival. “If you haven’t yet mastered optimum health, this new documentary, Eating You Alive will help get you to the promised land.”

Milan Ross, who highlighted in the film, will attend the screening and dinner. In a post-screening Q&A, he will share his life-altering experience when he changed to a plant-based diet. Milan is a gifted speaker who connects emotionally with his audience through tears and laughter as he shares his story of how transitioning to a whole food plant-based lifestyle helped him reclaim his life.

Chef Jason Wyrick, executive chef of The Vegan Taste, in Scottsdale, will prepare the three-course plant-based meal, which will be served at a private home in Sedona. Dinner tickets are limited; and available on a first come first serve basis. Chef Jason became the first vegan culinary instructor in the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu program through the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, and founded the world’s first vegan food magazine, The Vegan Culinary Experience.

Denise Rosner Homes is the Cuisine sponsor. Unique to the real estate industry, Denise maintains a very successful bicoastal business model with Keller Williams. Denise’s philanthropic ventures include a recently recorded album titled “For Good”, all the proceeds of which benefit Sylvia’s Place, an emergency shelter for homeless and runaway LGBTQ youth in NYC.

“This exclusive Screen ‘N Cuisine event is the perfect opportunity to educate consumers on the importance of eating healthy and changing their diet for optimum health, and help them navigate this global food revolution” says Danette Wolpert. “Our last Screen ‘N Cuisine event in 2015, which featured hemp documentary Bringing It Home, was a sell-out, so it became clear that our audiences not only want the chance to learn about food, but taste it.”

The Screen 'N Cuisine event will be held on Thursday November 17, 2016. The film will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ at 4pm and the exclusive dinner will take place at 7pm at a private home in Sedona (address provided upon ticket purchase).

Check the ILLUMINATE website for more information and tickets.

Contact: Carol Kahn (336) 339-4709

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