The Food & Farm Film Fest offers a place for the food and art worlds of San Francisco to collide. We’re in this to have fun, as well as ask tough questions about our food system. We want this festival to be a celebration of food and farming and film, as well as a challenge to our ideas about how we think about food and farms. The result will be delicious and entertaining, and we hope to see you at the theater.
All Films are presented with food pairings!
Get your All Access Festival! Only $95 for ALL films and food pairing and the opening night PARTY at Four Barrel!
Friday, March 29, 7pm
Trattoria is the fictional (but oh so close to home) story of a chef launching a new restaurant in San Francisco. Paired with a bite by Delfina and followed by our opening night celebration at Four Barrel. Ticket includes the film & celebration.
Saturday, March 30, 1pm
We couldn’t resist including this kids’ classic food movie in our line-up. Join a young rat as he pursues his culinary ambitions in Paris, and learn everything you need to know about food, friendship, and art.
Food, Justice & Art: Shorts Program
Saturday, March 30, 4pm
Co-Presented By SPUR. For this special program, we brought together ten of the incredible short films we found this year, exploring rooftop farming, workers’ rights, and the poetry of gardening. The program will be followed by a discussion featuring local leaders and activists.
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)
Saturday, March 30, 7pm
Join us for a retro romp through late 1970?s Bay Area food culture with filmmaker Les Blank. Alice Waters, whose Bastille Day garlic festival at Chez Panisse is profiled in the film, will be on hand to offer her thoughts on the past, present, and future of Bay Area food culture. Of course the food pairing will feature the stinking rose (restaurant partner coming soon)!
Betting the Farm (2012)
Sunday, March 31, 4pm
Ten Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. Can they put up with each other long enough to make it work? A gripping documentary showing what it takes to be a farmer in the 21st century, followed by a peek into the California dairy industry with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and local dairy farmers.
The Last Shepherd (L’Ultimo Pastore) (2012)
Sunday, March 31, 7pm
The incredible true story of Renato Zucchelli, a travelling shepherd guiding his sheep from their mountain pastures into the heart of Milan, capturing the heart of the city with only his sheep and the power of imagination. The Last Shepherd is a soulful film about a true original, and gives an inspiring and hopeful end to the festival.