Foodies, movie lovers, farmers and chefs, revel in this season of the earth’s abundance! To celebrate the harvest and salute our valley’s agricultural significance, the Creston and District Public Library presents its second annual Fabulous Food Film Festival, showcasing three stunning documentary films that will tantalize your taste buds and excite your mind.
Each full-length feature will be preceded by a documentary short produced by Kootenay resident Emmy Willis.
7 p.m. Oct. 8: The Fruit Hunters. This film travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Our guides are devoted fruit fanatics such as actor Bill Pullman, whose obsession leads him on a crusade to create a community orchard in the Hollywood Hills. This cinematic odyssey challenges not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship with the natural world.
The Fruit Hunters will be preceded by the short, Wildcrafting Tea Blends, following Shannon Duncan, owner of Kimberley-based Purcell Organics, through a rocky path to learn all about wildcrafting tea blends.
7 p.m. Oct. 9: Salmon Confidential. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers B.C.’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save B.C.’s wild salmon.
Salmon Confidential will be preceded by the short, Taqueria El Corazon, featuring a sustainable taco stand in Kaslo, which is able to source local ingredients.
7 p.m. Oct. 10: Edible City: Grow the Revolution. This film is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root around the world. Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system that’s socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient.
Edible City: Grow the Revolution will be preceded by the short, Sustainable Beekeeping, with the Institute for the Development of Education Arts and Leisure (IDEAL) Society in Jaffray.
The Fabulous Food Film Festival takes place at the Creston and District Public Library (531 16th Ave. S., use rear entrance). Admission is free. For more information, call the library at 250-428-4141.
—CRESTON AND DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY