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Origins of a Meal with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin and chef and restaurateur Alice Waters in person!

Film, Talk

Genèse d'un repas

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA

January 26, 2024


Cahiers du Cinéma critic-turned-filmmaker, French New Wave writer-director Luc Moullet presents an exposé of globalized, industrial farming at the moment it was taking shape.

Moullet begins with a simple (if unorthodox) meal of a banana, tuna fish and a plain omelet then traces the path that each ingredient took to arrive at his plate. From a grocery store in Paris to fields in Ecuador and ports along the Ivory Coast, Moullet talks with corporate managers, government functionaries, marketing gurus and manual laborers all along the line to understand the human and environmental costs of this emergent system and its colonialist roots. As those costs have grown ever more pernicious, Moullet’s prescient, in-depth analysis seems ever more vital. France, DCP, b&w, in French with English subtitles, 115 min.

Admission is free!

Part of Food and Film, a quarterly series co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum, designed to delight the senses and inspire the mind. Curated with renowned chef, activist and cinephile Alice Waters, each program in the series draws on Waters’ philosophy that eating, like art, is a political act and that exploring the intersections between the culinary and moving image arts can help illuminate the path toward building more sustainable, thriving communities together.

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