Now, Forager

Part of Rural Route Film Festival
Sunday, August 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

With Grasslands director Pema Tseden in person.

Dirs. Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin. 93 mins. Digital. 2012. Exclusive sneak preview screening before the film’s release at IFC Center this fall. A film about love and fungi. Lucien and Regina are an atypical thirtysomething couple who live in Jersey City and forage deep into the Garden State for wild mushrooms to sell to gourmet restaurants. As Regina seeks more stability as a prep cook at a trendy restaurant and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time, nomadic, cross-country mushroom hunting, their marriage is put to a test.

Preceded by Salt (Robert Gardner, 1968, 3 mins., Ethiopia), George Thompson: Street Cleaner (Prod. Mountain Community Television/Appalshop. 1977, 3 mins.) and The Grasslands (Pema Tseden, 2004, 22 mins., Tibet).

Free with Museum admission.