FOOD DAY / FILM DAY – Saturday, October 24 and Food Day present a day of food-themed movies in San Francisco as part of National Food Day on Saturday, October 24.  

FoodDay-FilmDay-banner-logoFour 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.

Each feature at the Roxie will be preceded by tastings from local food and/or beverage producers and a short film.

Tickets available at SOSH .

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 10.24.03 PMIn Defense of Food

“What should I eat to be healthy?”

Cutting through confusion and 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.”

From the director of The Botany of Desire.

Based on Pollan’s best-selling book.

Director Michael Schwarz in conversation with Dean Schillinger, MD from the UCSF Hospital and Diabetes Center who is featured in the film.

*There will be vegetarian goodies from La Mediterranee of Noe Valley before the screening.


San Francisco Premiere

4pm –Roxie

El Somni poster image onlyEl 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

7pm –Roxie

*Preceded by Spanish influenced tastings from Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, renowned for their tapas. Accompanied by wines.

Ways of wine posterThe 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

9:15pm –Roxie

Master Sommelier David Glancy, founder of the San Francisco Wine School will discuss Charlie Arturaola, wine and becoming a Master Somm.

* Wine from Y Rousseau Winery and Chocolate tasting before the film.

babettesaladBabette’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.                  1:15pm –Roxie

*Preceded by tastings of Vanilla Bean Organic Ice Cream from Straus Family Creamery and handcrafted meringues from The Grand Meringue


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 CUESA Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market.

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 1.26.03 PMFree Admission

11 AM – Exploratorium

The Schedule:

11 AM – Celluloid Appetizers (90 min.) Exploratorium

1:15 PM – Babette’s Feast (104 min. plus short and introduction) Roxie

Michael Pollan at a farmers market. From In Defense of Food.

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


El Somni

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

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


Roxie Theatre,
3117 16th St (near 16th Street BART station)
San Francisco, CA 94103

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


Babette’s Feast

In Defense of Food

El Somni (The Dream)

Ways of Wine

Food for Thought, Food for Life

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