EatDrinkFilms.com and Food Day present a day of food-themed movies in San Francisco as part of the national FoodDay on Saturday, October 24. Four feature length movies — three San Francisco Premieres and a food classic– will screen at the Roxie Theatre. The day will start with a free program of short films at the Exploratorium. Food Day / Film Day is a preview of the EatDrinkFilms Feastival scheduled for August, 2016, around the Bay Area. Since the inception of the online magazine EatDrinkFilms.com in April 2014, readers have asked for more food-related movies to be screened and an intriguing selection of movies will be presesented.
Every October 24, Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and food policies. Thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food. Food Day was created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), but it is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and organizations, including student leaders, public offices, school districts, and local organizers. Each feature at the Roxie will be preceded by tastings from local food and/or beverage producers plus a short film.
“Babette’s Feast” 1:15 pm (104 min. plus short and introduction)
A French housekeeper (Stéphane Audran) with a mysterious past brings a quiet revolution to a little Scandinavian fishing village toward the end of the nineteenth century, in the form of an exquisite French meal — from Potage a’la Tortue (Turtle Soup) to Caille en Sarcophage avec Sauce Perigourdine (Quail in Puff Pastry Shell with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce), sparkling Veuve Clicquot and the finale — Baba au Rhum avec les Figues (Rum Cake with Dried Figs). Gabriel Axel’s Oscar-winning film, adapted from an Isak Dinesen story, is the ultimate film for food lovers.
Introduced by Gayle Pirie and John Clark of the Foreign Cinema restaurant.
“In Defense of Food” 4:00 pm (107 min. plus short, introduction and Q&A)
“What should I eat to be healthy?” Cutting through confusion while busting myths and misconceptions, Michael Pollan shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic ills so often associated with our modern diet. “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Based on Pollan’s best-selling book. Director Michael Schwarz (“The Botany of Desire”) in person. San Francisco Premiere
“El Somni” (The Dream) 7:00 pm, (82 min. plus short)
The Roca Brothers – a chef, a sommelier and a pastry chef – own Barcelona’s El Celler de Can Roca, named the world’s best restaurant. To celebratem, they bring together musicians, poets, painters, composers, singers, and visual artists from around the world for a stunning dining experience that fuses art and cuisine. San Francisco Premiere
“The Ways of Wine” 9:15pm (90 min. plus short)
A famous sommelier, Charlie Arturaola, arrives at the glamorous “Masters of Food and Wine” in Argentina. After having “traveled the world on a wine bottle,” something unusual happens: he loses his palate. In order to recover it, the most important people of the wine world think he has to “wash” his palate with the best wines of the region. San Francisco Premiere
Celluloid Appetizers (Free Admission at the Exploratprium), 11 am, 90 min.,
A program of short films featuring Susan Rockefeller’s “Food for Thought, Food for Life” and a selection of tasty cinematic bites at the Exploratorium. Films from Lexicon of Sustainability, Real Food Media, Pes, Taste and more. Just down the street from the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market.
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