2nd Annual San Francisco Food & Farm Film Festival

We are so thrilled to bring you these amazing films that celebrate food and farming while challenging us to deeply explore our food system.  

This year we have three special events in addition to the films: our opening night celebration at Root Division, a closing party at Dandelion Chocolate, and a Saturday brunch at 18 Reasons featuring "Goats & Goatees." Get your tickets today and see you at the Roxie... 

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The Fruit Hunters

FILMS

The Fruit Hunters (Yung Chang, 2012, 95 minutes)

You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight). The Fruit Hunters travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Our guides are devoted fruit fanatics.

Movie star Bill Pullman’s obsession leads him on a crusade to create a community orchard in the Hollywood Hills. Adventurers Noris Ledesma and Richard Campbell scour the jungle for rare mangos, hoping to intervene before the plants are steamrolled by industrialization. Pioneering scientist Juan Aguilar races to breed bananas resistant to a deadly fungus that threatens the worldwide crop. And fruit detectives including Isabella Dalla Ragione investigate Renaissance-era paintings for clues, hoping to rediscover lost fruits. And, of course, there are the fruits themselves, presented in all their mouthwatering glory: cherimoyas, ice cream beans, durians and more.

FOOD PAIRING

Exotic and native fruits. Yum.

Later Event: April 6
Savory Shorts