Oct 2, 2018 | Announcements and updates Festival News
Hard on the heels of Thanksgiving, appropriately enough, Wakefield Doc Fest is rolling out
BON APPÉTIT!, a mini-fest weekend devoted to current documentaries with the common thematic thread of ‘food’ – featuring two films in the field and two in the kitchen. Four films that ought to satisfy your cravings for topical, entertaining and informative fare, October 12 – 14 at the state-of-the-art facility at the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre in beautiful downtown Wakefield, Québec.
Come spend a thought-provoking weekend viewing a selection of the best current feature-length documentary – with some delicious extras.
Here are the films and screening times:
MODIFIED d Aube Giroux, Canada, 2017, 87 min, English & French w English subtitles
Friday, October 12 @ 7:30pm
An intense personal story and thorough, fascinating investigative journey, MODIFIED asks why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labelled on food products in Canada and the USA, despite being labelled in 64 countries around the world. You’ll see some great food being prepared, too! Eight awards to date, including Audience Choice Award (Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017). “A very personal, tender, touching tribute, and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary!” chef and author Jacques Pépin
CHEF FLYNN d Cameron Yates, USA, 2018, 83 min, English
Saturday, October 13 @ 4pm
A portrait of Flynn McGarry, probably the most wondrous wunderkind ever to hit the American culinary scene. At 12, he founded a supper club at home; at 16, he had a New York Times Magazine cover story. A genuine, self-taught and precocious gastronomic genius, Flynn’s every childhood move was captured by his mother, Meg – this footage provides the back story. It’s a complex tale, and CHEF FLYNN shines as a showcase of Flynn’s bewilderingly advanced culinary skills.
THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION d Maya Gallus, Canada, 2018, 75 min, English
Saturday, October 13 @ 7:30pm
There’s something radical about the chefs in THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION: none of them are men. This timely film shows how gifted women are transforming kitchen culture and grappling with its hierarchies and misogyny. Visiting with pioneering chefs in France, London, New York & Toronto, THE HEAT ultimately asks why more attention is not paid to the few women who counter the macho stereotype of culinary cowboys ruling over fiercely stratified kitchens.
SEEDS OF TIME d Sandy McLeod, USA, 2015, 77 min, English
Sunday, October 14 @ 4pm
Oscar-nominated director Sandy McLeod presents a perfect storm brewing as she follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler, racing against time to protect the future of our food, working tirelessly to save and protect the world’s food resources. Less than seven percent of the diversity in U.S. vegetable crops remain that existed a century ago, crop failures produce starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change affect farmers globally. “SEEDS OF TIME stands out as truly exceptional…riveting filmmaking, a story swiftly and beautifully told.” Margaret Mead Film Festival
Tickets are $15 (tax inc); a weekend pass is $50 and allows you to enjoy a 10% discount at the following delectable area establishments: La Confiserie; Les Fougères, L’Hibou; Luigi’s Pizza; Rutherford’s; The Village House; and the Wakefield Mill, anytime during the Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend 2018, October 12 – 14. Tickets/passes available at wakefielddocfest.ca or at the door.
Set apart from the main festival that happens in February, the Wakefield Doc Fest Weekend, a curated selection of four films on a particular theme, takes place over a weekend in the fall.
More information available: wakefielddocfest.ca.