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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Food and Film: Farming

A woman under the fig tree.
August 11, 2023 -
August 12, 2023

Dinner and a movie. It’s a combination, a social custom, perhaps, almost as old as the movies themselves. But where the public fascination with how movies get made still drives an entire media industry, we’ve been less willing, by comparison, to learn as much about how a meal comes together, how the food on our plate gets there. Few people have been more instrumental in changing that than Alice Waters. The co-founder with film producer Paul Aratow of the award-winning Chez Panisse in 1971, the legendary Bay Area chef and restaurateur has been a central, passionate advocate of the farm-to-table movement which promotes seasonal, organic and locally sourced ingredients for restaurants, schools and in the home. Waters’ philosophy is predicated on eating being a political act; where and whom you get your food from and the conviction that sustainable farming practices are essential to building sustainable, thriving communities. The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum are thrilled to partner with Waters for a weekend of films that explore how movies from around the world have represented food and food production. Each program will pair a selection of movies with a special dinner at Lulu restaurant at the Hammer Museum, Waters’ latest culinary celebration.

Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
A woman under a fig tree.

Our Daily Bread / Under the Fig Trees

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Two people next to farming equipment.


Friday, August 11, 2023 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
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