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by Sherilyn Connnelly
San Francisco loves food from farms, and we also love festivals of films, so it's surprising that this weekend's Food & Farm Film Fest at the Roxie is the first conver-gence of these elements. Presented in conjunction with Bi-Rite Market and the food advocacy non-profit Three Squares, the Fest's six programs are accompanied by tasty noms from your favorite Mission eateries.

Saturday's 1 p.m. screening of a rare 35mm print of Pixar's Ratatouille will be served with the titular dish made by France's chef Melissa Perello, followed by a French Cooking for Kids class (for the 12 lucky kids whose parents bought tickets in advance, hint hint). The 4 p.m. "Food, Justice & Art" shorts program includes walnut tartlets from Mission Pie, while the 8 p.m. feature -- Les Blank's 1980 documentary about the Bay Area's garlic fixation, Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers -- is introduced by Chez Panisse proprietor and garlic guru Alice Waters, and accompanied by a "garlicky surprise" from Andalu. As surprises go, garlicky ones are the best.
The Food & Farm Film Fest runs Friday through Sunday, March 29-31, at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. S.F. Admission is $15 per program; call 863-1087 or visit roxie.com.


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