December 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

‘Now, Forager’: A Film About Love and Fungi…

By Tom Maguire

Culture Vulture

Tom Maguire is a musician, arts supporter and a guy who travels the Southwest in a 13’ Scamp trailer, because he couldn’t figure out how the tent poles went together.

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Dinner and a movie on a grand scale

I will be looking at each of the days of the Santa Fe Film Festival’s 2012 offerings one at a time, but, for now, I wanted to mention the great event on the Wednesday, the eve of this annual film extravaganza. For its 13th season, the Festival has teamed up with Coyote Café to present a food-themed, “dinner and a movie.” The film, “Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi” will be screened for the public at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th at the New Mexico History Museum, followed by a dinner at Coyote Café, for those who choose the whole enchilada (I doubt the Coyote will be serving any of these).

What better way to cap off an evening featuring a “foodie” movie. Widely acclaimed by critics from Roger Ebert to publications like The Huffington Post and Los Angeles Times, “Now, Forager” is a creative, heartfelt triumph about food, marriage and love that beautifully depicts the connection between nature and our plates. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Co-Director Jason Cortlund at the Museum’s theatre and then folks can stroll over to the Coyote at 7;30 p.m. for a three-course tasting meal inspired by the film and created by Chef Eric DeStefano.  Dinner attendees will be treated to fine wine and spirits provided by Domaine Serene, Fiasco Wines and Santa Fe Spirits.  Tickets are available for $135 per person for both the screening and dinner, and $20 for the film only. The Coyote Café will donate a portion of the event’s proceeds to benefit Santa Fe Film Festival programming. Purchase tickets to the dinner and screening now through santafefilmfestival.com or by calling: (505) 988-7414.

For more information on passes, volunteering and festival events, visit the Festival’s website at santafefilmfestival.com.

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