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Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi
- Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin
Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. As Regina seeks more stability and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time nomadic foraging, their individual desires put the marriage to a test. A food lovers’ film.
- Special Mention, US in Progress
- Jason Cortlund
- Tiffany Esteb
- Almex Lee
- Jason Cortlund
- Jonathan Nastasi
- Julia Halperin
- Chris Brokaw
We wanted to evolve the food movie genre beyond the romantic. There's been a major revolution in the last decade in terms of people's interest in food and where it comes from. We think that there's an audience for a film where the cooking is real.
Foraging isn't just some foodie trend. It's a way of observing the world and connecting to it in a very primal way. It's been a part of my life since I was old enough to walk in the woods, and I wanted to share that experience in an authentic way.
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This is a food lovers’ film told from an unusual pov. We liked its unique aspect of food from roots to restaurant.
Fests showcasing indie fare could add this low-budgeter to the menu
Now, Forager provides a counterbalance to the often romantic picture of cooking and eating in films with a culinary bent and meshes perfectly with today’s Slow-Food movement.
Refreshingly devoid of the romantic glow emanating from most foodie pics, ‘Forager’ presents a mycological marriage in decline without going for the cliches.
It's like Alice Waters meets Kelly Reichardt...
...Now Forager has much to admire, and will do well programmed in any season around cuisine, with particular resonance with the slow food movement, and beyond that is a smart American indie that could find fans who like their drama thoughtful.
Likeably unassuming, good-looking US indie may exert offbeat appeal to the foodie crowd.