Rudi Goldman / Wine, EcoCinema, Arts in Film, Documentary, Food On Film, World Cinema / France, Netherlands / 2016 / Agriculture, Art, Cultural, Food, Viticulture / 60 minsA North American Premiere Through a colorful mosaic of stories, this documentary film aims to demystify the world-famous French winemaking region and offers a rare insider glimpse into the lives of the passionate people working in Burgundy's wine industry. An intimate journey into the normally inaccessible caves and domains of this exclusive wine region, introducing us to the winegrowers, chef's and even truffle hunters that make Burgundy so special.
Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine
KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 23, 2016 5:00 pm
Joshua Dylan Mellars / Biography, Food On Film / USA / 2016 / Food / 9 minsFeaturing internationally acclaimed Sonoma County farm to table chefs and restauranteurs Duskie Estes and John Stewart, the documentary follows Duskie and John raising animals at their Forestville farm and cooking at their world renowned restaurant Zazu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol’s artisanal and culinary center The Barlow.
Roger Allers / Animated, Cinema of Conscience, US Cinema, Arts in Film, World Cinema / France, Ireland, United Arabic Emirates, USA / 2015 / Adventure, Aesthetics, Art, Cultural, Food, Literature, Middle East, Peace, Poetry, Romance, Vision Quest, Youth / 86 minsAll of life’s key elements – Love, Marriage, Work, Freedom – get their due as top animation directors from around the world pitch in to create a fresh fantasia out of celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran’s celebrated poems in his international best seller THE PROPHET. Culmination of 4 years of work by producer Salma Hayek. A dissident being kept under house arrest recounts valuable lessons in a series of vignettes while a mischievous young woman causes havoc in the community. Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. A gem of a film to see on the big screen.
Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern / Road Movie, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, Youth, Special Event, Food On Film, World Cinema / France / 2016 / Agriculture, Comedy, Food, Road Movie, Romance, Sexuality, Social Issues, Terrior of Cinema, Viticulture, Wine / 101 minsOPENING NIGHT UNDER THE STARS Sideways goes French in this fond and gloriously witty comedy-drama starring Gérard Depardieu as a widowed farmer who’s willing to go to the lengths and breadths of rural France on an impromptu wine tour to bond with his son, the lonely big kid with a heart.“Three unlikely heroes (Gérard DEPARDIEU, Benoit POELVOORDE, Vincent LACOSTE) take to the road in this broad but pleasing picturesque wine tour featuring improbable sex and a kooky cameo from Michel Houellebecq.”Peter Bradshaw-·The Guardian
Preceded by: Winter Frog
Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz / Food On Film / India, Mexico, South Africa, USA / 2016 / Agriculture, Food, Healing, Viticulture / 94 minsSeeds are miraculous and vital. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. Farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. With Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz / Woman Filmmaker, Biography, Shorts, Arts in Film, Documentary / Switzerland, UK, Scotland / 2016 / Agriculture, Art, First Filmmaker, Food, Landscape, Literature, Nature, Personal Vision, Philosophy, Poetry, Spirituality, Terrior of Cinema, Woman Filmmaker / 91 minsProlific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and "radical humanist" John Berger is the focus of Tilda Swinton’s vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973, he moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER examines different aspects of Berger's life in this remote village in the Alps. In four seasonal chapters, the film combines ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home. A terrific insight into the creative process: perfect for our Arts In Film section.
Tilda Swinton’s The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
September 24, 2016 1:15 pm
Deborah Burns & Rich Johnson / Food On Film / Canada / 2016 / Agriculture, Food, Nature / 10 minsForaging for sea salt on British Columbia's West Coast with Andrew Shepherd, salt expert and founder of Vancouver Island Salt Co. and Lisa Marie, holistic nutritionist and food forager.
Preceded by: The Perfect Protein
Precedes: Seed: the Untold Story