Slow Food Russian River is proud to sponsor the film An Acquired Taste, directed by Vanessa LeMaire, as part of the 10th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:15 – 6pm. Doors open 3:45pm.
Individual Tickets for the film are $12 (General Admission) and $10 for members of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Membership has perks! Highly Recommended. Use the Membership Code you receive to reap the benefits. Festival Passes are $250 (General Admission) and $225 (Members).
IMPORTANT: Please show up at least 15 minutes before the screening! The things is that tickets guarantee a seat only until 15 minutes prior to the start of all films and presentations. Fifteen minutes prior to showtime, empty seats will be resold, believe it or not. Worse, late-coming ticket holders will have to queue in the Wait Line to be admitted with their ticket.
There are three ways to purchase tickets or passes:
• Online for this film here and in general at http://sebastopolfilmfestival.org/tickets/
You can purchase tickets for individual films via the program to discover films and events throughout the festival weekend.
• In Person at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA)
282 South High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
• By Telephone at 707-829-4797 x303 ($5 surcharge per phone order)
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As the food movement grows across America, a young generation of mindful meat-eaters rejects factory farms and turns to hunting for the ultimate protein. Animal lovers Nick, Alex and Ashlie leave behind their modern lives and embark on a journey that is foreign to their parents — partly to eat dinner, and partly to carve out their identities in a world increasingly at odds with reality and nature.
For over 10 years Slow Food has been on the front line concerning meat consumption and animal welfare and, as always, acts in a variety of areas: farming methods, production and consumption.
Slow Meat is an international campaign that brings together diverse people to turn the herd away from the tyranny of cheap meat and toward a food system that is good, clean and fair for all.
Meat is a pivotal issue, emblematic of the unsustainable and unethical practices that are part and parcel of the industrial food system. By championing better methods of animal husbandry and better consumption practices, together we are creating a healthier and happier world.
The young generation of mindful meat-eaters portrayed in this film respond to these unsustainable and unethical practices in a radical manner by hunting their own meat and in doing so align themselves with Slow Food’s goal to eat less meat, but better meat, ethically and nutritionally.
This year’s Slow Meat event in the USA is part of Slow Food Nations, food festival in Denver, CO, July 13-16. Slow Food Nations features dozens of interactive workshops, innovative tastings, local tours, educational panels, and plenty of delicious meals and parties, Slow Food Nations transforms how farmers and families, leaders and eaters share our stories and shape the future of food.
“Why kill your own food? An Acquired Taste delves into the inner conflicts of a new urban breed in the San Francisco Bay Area: locavore hunters. Defying factory farms, a young, mindful generation learns to hunt as a way of connecting with the source of their sustenance. Vanessa Lemaire’s feature debut is a profound reflection on what makes us human.” (LostIn SF)
Let’s talk a bit about the director, Vanessa LeMaire. She is an award-winning French Documentary Producer/Director who advances environmental conservation with character-driven non-fiction. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science and a Degree in Film from San Francisco State University and centers her productions on man’s relationship with nature. Vanessa has worked as a director, writer, cinematographer and editor for non-profits worldwide. Her clients comprise a U.N. sanitation organization trying to resolve the global toilet shortages as well as American-based research institutes harnessing markets to resolve fisheries, forest and water crises.
This is her first feature-film, a documentary for which she was awarded a fellowship by The Moving Picture Institute. An Acquired Taste held its World Premiere at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in April 2016. It was showing last fall at BendFilm in Bend, Oregon, at Austin Film Festival and at The American Conservation Film Festival,an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. More on the film at http://www.aatmovie.com/