PRESS RELEASE: ‘Vegucated’ Documentary Premieres in Philadelphia
Contact: Andy Stepanian, The Sparrow Project or 631.291.3010


Food Documentary ‘Vegucated’ Premieres in Pennsylvania

Dinner, Screening and Discussion
to Highlight Intersections of Health and Diet

“For six weeks, they gave up their bacon, their cheese, their kosher hot dogs. Could three New Yorkers stay on the kale wagon—or would they fall back into a vat of beef stew?”
The Washington Post


[Philadelphia, PA] Thursday March 1, award-winning documentary VEGUCATED screens at the historic Hiway Theatre, 212 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The nine Whole Foods Philadelphia stores invite area residents to see this popular new food film. The movie begins at 6:30 with general admission. There wil be a meet & greet dinner beforehand for a higher priced ticket.

Vegucated features three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to accept the challenge to abandon their old eating habits and become vegan. Hopeful the change will result in a healthier lifestyle and trimmer waistline, these individuals — Ellen, Tesla, and Brian — are surprised to discover there is much more than steak at stake as they uncover the hidden side of animal agriculture and find themselves risking everything to expose the industry they supported only a few short weeks before. 

Thought-provoking and always entertaining, Vegucated takes viewers on an eye-opening journey far beyond a few tofu food substitutions as three daring individuals share one common adventure.

A discussion about health and the prevalent American diet will follow the screening with Vegucated Writer-Director Marisa Miller Wolfson and Dr. Ana M. Negrón, a Philadelphia area practitioner who over the past thirty years of extensive experience has served minority communities and taught medical students and residents. She currently volunteers her medical services at a free clinic for the uninsured.  In early 2003 Agron founded Greens on a Budget – a hands on program for patients, professionals, and people in the community where she transforms an abundance of whole foods into delicious, simple, and nourishing medicine.

Marisa Miller Wolfson grew up a “meat and potatoes girl” in Indiana. After moving to New York, Marisa had an ‘a-ha’ moment and chose a vegan lifestyle. Soon afterwards, she became a full-time food activist, organizing more than 70 workshops and screenings promoting healthy, humane and eco-friendly eating across North America. With Vegucated Marisa set out to tell a story that had never been told on film before. Together with the FilmShop filmmakers collective, she finished this guerilla-style documentary, which went on to win Best Documentary at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, and a Chris Award for best educational film at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival.  To purchase tickets for the premiere go to:

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To obtain a press screener or to arrange an interview with the producers or cast of the film please contact Andy Stepanian at or 631.291.3010


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