THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS
THE EMERSON CRAWFORD THEATER | WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 | 7:30PM
BFS welcomes Bozeman back to public screenings with NYT Critics Pick “The Truffle Hunters”. Special introduction by Dr. Cathy Cripps, PhD., MSU Mycologist, Author and Speaker!
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. Starring: Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù. Italy. PG13.
“AN ENCHANTING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MEN AND THEIR BEST FRIENDS COMBING THE NORTHERN ITALIAN FORESTS FOR AN UNLIKELY DELICACY.” A.O SCOTT, NEW YORK TIMES
* Tickets $11/Sr&St; $13/Adults (service fee included), available online through 6:30PM Wed, July 14 at bozemanarts-live.com/events
* Tickets on sale in Emerson lobby day of show at 6:45 PM; Doors @ 7 PM | Show @ 7:30 PM | GA Seating
* No-host libations and concessions provided by Sidewall Pizza in the ballroom
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, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.
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. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.