Friday, October 20th
Latin American Premiere
Directed by: Mónica Franco
Portuguese and Bosnian with English Subtitles
From a one - Michelin - star restaurant in Lisbon to a basketball court in Sarajevo, an emigrant that escaped from a recent war is portrayed in his many facets. How cooking became his “American-dream” and led him to success, but also how he deals with his worst nightmares. We enter inside the universe of his kitchen but specially inside an unstoppable mind and a passionate adventurer.
Gina Rae La Cerva
The award-winning writer and environmental anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva is joining us as Food In Film Festival's main keynote speaker. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by the The New York Times and named an Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2020. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College. She loves to cook and eat!
Feasting Wild: A journey into the history of hunting and gathering
A Kitchen (R)evolution
2018 - Documentary
Directed by: Maya Gallus
Starring: Suzanne Barr, Victoria Blarney, Amanda Cohen
It takes a brazen personality to excel in the competitive sport of professional cooking. A woman can only ascend the ranks if she can take the heat. Meet seven women chefs at the forefront of a "revolution."
Saturday, October 21st
Fear No Fruit
2015 - Documentary
Directed by: Mark Brian Smith
Starring: Frieda Caplan
The film chronicles Frieda Caplan's rise from being the first woman entrepreneur on the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s to transforming American cuisine by introducing over 200 exotic fruits and vegetables to U.S. supermarkets. Still, an inspiration at 91, Frieda's daughters and granddaughter carry on the business legacy.
Gina Rae La Cerva
Food Memoir: How to use food to write memoir
In this generative memoir-writing workshop led by award-winning writer Gina Rae La Cerva. We will be use the subject of food as a starting point to explore our inner worlds. We’ll access deep memories, connect to our childhoods, examine our heritage, and reflect on our personal growth.
About the lecture: Writing Food Memoir Part 1: Learn the art of the gastronomic memoir and explore personal stories of your own through food writing. Eating is a daily necessity, a pleasure, and an act of creativity. Food connects us to our ancestors, our landscapes, and our bodies. Our relationship to both is complicated, and writing short personal narratives about it can help us to illuminate deeper truths about ourselves.
Back to Burgundy
2017 - Drama
Directed by: Cedric Klapisch
Starring: Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot & Francois Civil
After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.
Sunday, October 22nd
Gina Rae La Cerva
Writing Food Memoir Part 2
In this generative memoir-writing workshop led by award-winning writer Gina Rae La Cerva. We will explore food heritage and how it plays a role in our connection with eating today and the future. We will discuss appetite & pleasure as ways to more deeply understand the sensuality, longing, and satiation of eating.
Through short prompts, we’ll examine the craft of writing about food, highlighting the tools needed to create stellar food writing including ingredients, timing, and temperature. Along the way, we’ll look at the essential components of using sensory details to inform and inspire.