Our New York City Premiere!
We’re thrilled about our upcoming New York City premiere! It’s an exciting event being hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française in their beautiful Florence Gould Hall.
Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
(55 East 59st, bet. Park & Madison Ave – map)
We have some wonderful partners coming together to present this event and a very special post-screening discussion.
Along with filmmaker Judith Lit, we’re thrilled to have Michelin starred chef Daniel Boulud joining us for a post-screening discussion, speaking about his experience growing up on his family’s farm in France, as well as Sarah Chase, a young Hudson Valley dairy farmer who runs a family farm with her brother. The discussion will be moderated by Alexandra Vallis, Digital Director, Food & Wine magazine.
The screening is being presented in partnership with Slow Food NYC, National Young Farmers Coalition, and New York Women in Film and Television. Following the screening and discussion, there will be a mini on-site farmers market curated by Farm to People.
Check out more information below about our wonderful guests, partners and participants:
Daniel Boulud is revered as one of the world’s finest chefs. Raised on his family’s farm outside Lyon, he began working in professional kitchens as a teenager under a range of legendary French chefs. His restaurant group now spans from the US and Canada to London and Singapore. His flagship Michelin-starred Restaurant Daniel in NYC has been cited as “one of the ten best restaurants in the world” by the International Herald Tribune. Daniel is the recipient of multiple James Beard Foundation awards including “Outstanding Chef” and “Outstanding Restaurateur,” and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French government.
Raised on her family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania, Judith began her filmmaking career as Associate Producer of internationally acclaimed Dark Circle, winner of a National Emmy, the Grand Prize at Sundance, and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She went on to produce, direct and write other award-winning films, including Voices from the Classroom, As Seen on TV, and L’agriculture biologique: cultivar l’avenir? for Arte France. She was also director of the San Francisco Women on Screen Film Festival. Judith divides her time between NYC and a farm in southwestern France.
Sarah Chase is the owner, along with her brother, of Chaseholm Farm, a third generation dairy in Pine Plains, NY. Sarah’s passion for farming is deeply connected to the land and the cows her family has raised there. Returning to the farm, Sarah took over the dairy herd and grazing lands and is transitioning the farm to organic production. Her brother Rory turns that milk into small-batch artisanal cheeses. Chaseholm is one of only a handful of farmstead producers in NY State that produces cow’s milk cheese from their own herd, fed solely on grass and grains from the farm.
Alex covers chefs, restaurants and travel as the Digital Director for Food & Wine magazine. In 2013, she co-authored Alain Ducasse’s NYC guidebook, J’aime New York, and was previously nominated for a James Beard Award at Grub Street. Alex lives in Chelsea with her husband and unfortunately now mangles her college French.
Alewife Farm – Organic vegetable produce of the season, grown in Clinton Corners, NY
Bien Cuit – Fresh mini pastries from their bakery in Brooklyn, NY, made from ingredients sourced in upstate New York.
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse – Fresh bread and cheeses made on their farm in Milford, NJ.
Breezy Hill Orchard – Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider made on their orchard in Staatsburg, NY.
Chaseholm Farm Creamery – Artisanal cheeses made on a family farm in Pine Plains, NY.
Orchard Hill Cider Mill – Handmade small-batch cider made at Soons Orchard in New Hampton, NY.
The mini farmers market is curated by Farm to People, who will also be selling an assortment of jams, preserves, tapenades and charcuterie sourced from small-batch artisanal producers.
We’ll see you there!