$15 General Admission, $12 Member, $7 child age 14 or younger (includes refreshments afterwards)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening Buy tickets at Film Center or online now
Join us for a discussion afterwards with Tom Clark, Polly Hill curator and Ian Jochems, Polly Hill arborist.
You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight). THE FRUIT HUNTERS travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit huntersdedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture. A cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, THE FRUIT HUNTERS will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world.
Benefits the Polly Hill Arboretum and the MV Film Society
Special Price: $12 MVFS and PHA members, $15 nonmembers, includes pre-show reception.
“The Fruit Hunters engages and educates in a way that is almost as rich as the miraculous bounty which forms its subject.”
–David Noh, Film Journal International
” the lush work by cinematographer Mark Ellam is something of a guide, sensuous and outstanding, his macro lens showing the very female wonder of fruit.”
–Daphne Howland, Village Voice
“Hearing the personalities describe the transcendent tastes of different fruits has me wanting to hop the next plane to Hawaii just to taste a water apple.”
–Stephanie Merry, Washington Post