Rudi Goldman / Arts in Film, Documentary, EcoCinema, Food On Film, Wine, 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
Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern / Food On Film, Road Movie, Special Event, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, World Cinema, Youth / 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.
Tuvi Arbel / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, EcoCinema / Israel, Palestine / 2015 / Environmental, Jewish, Middle East, Peace, Social Issues, Viticulture / 53 minsWINNER of WCFF Peace & Cultural Understanding Prize A documentary about Mr. Birdman AKA Professor Yossi Leshem, a lightly religious, authoritative man with a rugged Israeli charm and the persuasion skills of a salesman. Today, he is the primary defender of Israeli nature and virtually the only ground-breaker in the talks with Palestinians and Jordanians, while negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are stuck. * There will be a Dove Release before the film. * Q&A with invited guests and Udy Epstein, CEO of 7th Art Releasing
Slony Sow / Food On Film, Shorts, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, World Cinema / France / 2011 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Healing, Landscape, Nature, Terrior of Cinema, Viticulture, Wine / 18 minsBenjamin, winemaker, sees his wife die in his arms following a long illness. Only one way for him: death. But a young Japanese woman, coming specially to taste his wine, will gently bring him to mourn the death of his wife by a series of symbols and exchanges between two cultures. A moving portrayal by French actor/winemaker Gérard Depardieu put this film at the top of our favorites.
Precedes: Saint Amour