SF Public Library, Hayes Valley Farm Screen Food Films This Week

Categories: Food on Film
It's Michael Pollan movie week in San Francisco, with two screenings of feature-length documentaries that feature the guru's talking head:

On Thursday, the San Francisco Public Library is presenting an advance screening of FRESH (watch the trailer on YouTube), which brings together some of the big names in the sustainable food movement like Pollan, Joel Salatin, and Will Allen. The filmmakers are hoping to inspire rather than terrify, a la Food, Inc.; at the screening, the presenters will talk about a series of events and volunteer opportunities that are being planned to coincide with the October release of the film in the Bay Area.

When: Thurs., July 22, 6 p.m.
Where: Koret Auditorium, SFPL Main Branch, 100 Larkin (at Grove).
Cost: Free

Tomorrow night, Hayes Valley Farm, which is as much a community space as a food-producing garden, is hosting an outdoor screening of Botany of Desire, the documentary based on Pollan's book by the same name. (Thanks, Haighteration, for the tip.) Don't bring popcorn ― there will be a bake sale and hot chocolate courtesy of Rainbow.

When: Tues., July 20; gates open at 7 p.m. and show starts when night falls, projected to be 8:57 p.m.
Where: Corner of Laguna and Fell
Cost: Free, though a $5 donation is appreciated

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