Fries! The Movie
Directed by: Michael Steed
USA, 2020, 82m
Southeast Premiere/2nd US Screening
Everyone loves French fries, but are they really French? In this incredibly fun and entertaining movie, the complete and definitive story of the ultimate comfort food is told with humor and sincerity. The history of fries and the potato from which they come, the science behind that crispy bite, the artists who elevate them, the manufacturers who make them, and (of course!) the people who love to eat them are featured in beautiful footage with some fun animation sequences. The diversity of perspectives and stories in Fries! The Movie makes us want to consider just how unifying this simple food can be. Just seeing them on screen will make you want to order some right away. Malcolm Gladwell and Chrissy Teigen are joined by a host of colorful characters, archival footage, and old commercials in this delightful exposé and its inescapable conclusion: everyone loves fries.