Wolfeboro Libray screening documentary on January 30

WOLFEBORO — There will be a presentation of the award winning documentary “Fat Sick & Nearly Dead: a Joe Cross Film” on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library.

Joe Cross was one hundred pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids, suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, and he had reached the end of his rope. In the mirror he saw a 310 pound man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and he knew the path before him wouldn’t end well. With one foot in the grave Joe made it his personal mission to regain his health. “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” is the story of that journey.

With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with a juicer and generator in tow with one goal in mind: to get off his pills and get healthy. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, Joe travels 3,000 miles. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of a man who realizes that the only person who can save him is himself.

The film won the Audience Choice Award and the Turning Point Award at the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival and the Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Iowa Independent Film Festival.

There will be a discussion following the film and an opportunity to sample the juice that Joe used to restore his health. For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.