FOOD DAY / FILM DAY – Saturday, October 24

eat drink film and Food Day present a day of food-themed movies in San Francisco as part of the national FoodDay on Saturday, October 24.  Four feature length movies — three San Francisco Premieres and a food classic– will screen at the Roxie Theatre. The day will start with a free program of short films at the Exploratorium.

Event organizer Gary Meyer said, “Food Day / Film Day is a preview of the EatDrinkFilms Feastival scheduled for August, 2016, around the Bay Area. Since we started the online magazine in April 2014, readers have asked for more food-related movies to be screened and we are especially proud of this intriguing selection of movies.”

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. Food Day was created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest(CSPI), but it is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and organizations, including student leaders, public offices, school districts, and local organizers.

On October 24 each feature at the Roxie will be preceded by tastings from local food and/or beverage producers plus a short film.

In Defense of Food
“What should I eat to be healthy?”
Cutting through confusion while busting myths and misconceptions, Michael Pollan shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic ills so often associated with our modern diet. “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”  Based on Pollan’s best-selling book. Director Michael Schwarz (The Botany of Desire) in person.  San Francisco Premiere.  Website &Trailer:

El Somni (The Dream)
The Roca Brothers – a chef, a sommelier and a pastry chef – own Barcelona’s El Celler de Can Roca, named the world’s best restaurant. To celebrate they bring together musicians, poets, painters, composers, singers, and visual artists from around the world for a stunning dining experience that fuses art and cuisine. San Francisco Premiere. Website:  and  trailer:

The Ways of Wine
A famous sommelier, Charlie Arturaola, arrives at the glamorous “Masters of Food and Wine” in Argentina. After having “traveled the world on a wine bottle,” something unusual happens: he loses his palate. In order to recover it, the most important people of the wine world think he has to “wash” his palate with the best wines of the region. San Francisco Premiere. Website: and trailer: (long); (short)

Babette’s Feast
A French housekeeper (Stéphane Audran) with a mysterious past brings a quiet revolution to a little Scandinavian fishing village toward the end of the nineteenth century, in the form of an exquisite French meal — from Potage a’la Tortue (Turtle Soup) to Caille en Sarcophage avec Sauce Perigourdine (Quail in Puff Pastry Shell with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce), sparkling Veuve Clicquot and the finale — Baba au Rhum avec les Figues (Rum Cake with Dried Figs). Gabriel Axel’s Oscar-winning film, adapted from an Isak Dinesen story, is the ultimate film for food lovers.  Introduced by Gayle Pirie and John Clark of the Foreign Cinema restaurant. Website: and trailer:

Celluloid Appetizers (Free Admission)
A program of short films featuring Susan Rockefeller’s Food for Thought, Food for Life and a selection of tasty cinematic bites at the Exploratorium. Films from Lexicon of Sustainability, Real Food Media, Pes, Taste and more. Just down the street from the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market.

The Schedule

At the Exploratorium
11am – Celluloid Appetizers (90 min.)

At The Roxie Theatre
1:15pm – Babette’s Feast (104 min. plus short and introduction)

4:00pm – In Defense of Food (107 min. plus short, introduction and Q&A)

7:00pm – El Somni (The Dream) (82 min. plus short)

9:15pm – The Ways of Wine (90 min. plus short)

Ticket Information

General Admission is $14.00 for each feature — includes tastings.  An All Films Day Pass is available for $40.00.  Advance Tickets and more information at:


Roxie Theatre:  3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Exploratorium: Pier 15 (Embarcadero @ Green St.), San Francisco, CA 94111,