Food Day Festival – October 24, 2015

EDF_FDFD and present a day of food-themed movies
in San Francisco as part of the national FoodDay .  

Info at       Advance ticket sales (no service charge)



The Show

Celluloid Appetizers  —11:00am — Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum
A program of short films featuring Susan Rockefeller’s Food for Thought, Food for Life  and a selection of tasty cinematic bites.
Free Admission – no tickets required


Babette’s Feast   —1:15pm — Roxie Theatre
Oscar-winning gastronomic classic based on an Isak Dinesen story.
Introduced by Gayle Pirie and John Clark of the Foreign Cinema restaurant.

*Preceded by tastings of Vanilla Bean Organic Ice Cream from Straus Family Creamery and handcrafted meringues from The Grand Meringue


In Defense of Food— 4:00pm- Roxie Theatre SF Premiere
Entertaining exploration of the themes from Michael Pollan’s best-selling book. “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Director Michael Schwarz (The Botany of Desire) in conversation with Dean Schillinger, MD from the UCSF Hospital and Diabetes Center.

*There will be vegetarian goodies from La Mediterranee of Noe Valley before the screening.


El Somni (The Dream)   7:00pm – Roxie Theatre  San Francisco Premiere
A 12-course meal merging art and cuisine like you’ve never seen from the world’s best restaurant.

*Preceded by Spanish influenced tastings from Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, renowned for their tapas.


The Ways of Wine  9:15pm – Roxie Theatre   San Francisco Premiere

A famous sommelier loses his palate.
Master Sommelier David Glancy, founder of the San Francisco Wine School will introduce and lead post-screening discussion.

* Wine and Chocolate tasting before the film.