“Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food,” a documentary based on Jeff Benedict’s 2013 bestseller, “Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat” will make its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Festival.
The Tribeca Festival has announced its 2023 lineup of feature narrative, documentary, and animated films. The festival, which takes place from June 7-18, will showcase 109 feature films from 127 filmmakers across 36 countries. This year’s festival includes 93 world premieres, one international premiere, eight North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, and six New York premieres. The 53 documentary features on the lineup include “Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food.”
The documentary is being executive produced by Jeff Benedict, Ross Dinerstein’s Campfire, and filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and her banner Atlas Films. Poisoned chronicles the deadly 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak and the rise of Bill Marler as a food safety attorney. The film will examine the evolution and history of America’s food supply system, as well as the untold stories of the victims of notorious outbreaks, and spotlight high-profile criminal prosecutions for those responsible.
The documentary makers are promoting the project as an all-encompassing, infuriating, and at times even humorous roller-coaster ride that seeks to ask the question: “How did we get to a place with 15 government agencies in charge of the country’s food, yet none of them can keep its citizens safe?” The film is directed by Soechtig, with Dinerstein serving as producer alongside Soechtig and Atlas Films’ Kristin Lazure. Benedict and Campfire’s Ross Girard and Rebecca Evans are executive producers.
Tribeca Enterprises is a multi-platform media and entertainment company that owns and operates the Tribeca Festival, Tribeca Studios, and production company. Founded in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca Enterprises brings artists and audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and immersive. In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.
Passes and ticket packages for the Tribeca Festival are available at Tribecafilm.com, with single tickets going on sale on May 2. The festival’s Spotlight+ premieres will be followed by live events with Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles, Gloria Gaynor, Dan Rather, Gogol Bordello, Indigo Girls, Marc Rebillet and others.
The 2023 Tribeca Festival will showcase some of the best emerging talents from across the globe alongside established household names. The festival will be held in New York, again from June 7-18, with screenings taking place across multiple venues.
For more information or to purchase passes and ticket packages for the 2023 Tribeca Festival, go to tribecafilm.com/festival.
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