Presented by FLICC
2020; 1 h 24 m; PG-13 for some strong language
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters’ secrets are more coveted than ever. With unprecedented access to this elusive crew, filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw (“The Last Race,” 2018 Sundance Film Festival) follow this maddening cycle from the forest floor to the pristine restaurant plate.
This film continues FLICC’s tradition of screening a food-themed film around Thanksgiving to raise awareness of hunger in our own community. Bring a non-perishable food item for FLICC’s food drive and receive a FREE small popcorn!
The 1pm screening will be captioned
Stay after the 7:30pm screening for a talk from Carroll County veterinarian and truffle farmer, Dr. Ben Kable!