THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE OF M.F.K. FISHER

World premiere


CREATE | DOCS

US 2022, 85 min, Director: Gregory Bezat

“I don’t know how to do anything else,” M.F.K. Fisher once said of her writing, in a feat of understatement. San Francisco director Gregory Bezat’s well-balanced documentary reintroduces this great mid-century pioneer of culinary literature, who invented a genre with her stylish observations on food and elevated cooking from humble domestic chore to celebration of life. Beyond her gastronomical musings, Fisher also wrote about place, loss, poverty, making do during wartime, and passion in all its forms. Weaving together archival interviews with Fisher, select readings from her oeuvre, endearingly expressive photographs, and commentary from eloquent admirers such as Alice Waters and Jacques Pépin, the film brings its subject fully to life as a person of depth, knowledge, and appetite. A flavorful and respectful appreciation, The Art of Eating also serves as an affirming primer on how to acquire worldliness and make it a way of being. —Ravinder Kingra


Photo courtesy of the M.F.K. Fisher Trust

Guest expected: director Gregory Bezat

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Showtimes

In-Person


7:00 PM — Rafael 1

2:00 PM — Sequoia 1

Virtual


Oct 6, 12:00 AM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Director

In addition to making documentaries, Gregory Bezat has helmed hundreds of corporate projects for clients all over the world.

Film Info

countries:

Year:

2022

Running Time:

85

Director:

Gregory Bezat

Producers:

Gregory Bezat, Gary Meyer

Cinematographers:

Stephen Berke

Editors:

Gregory Bezat

Writers:

Gregory Bezat

Cast:

Mary Diltz

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