Directed by Gregory Bezat, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher, the new documentary on California food writer Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher will World Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival. The documentary traces the remarkable life of iconic California food writer Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher and explores the impact of her ideas on food, its meaning in our lives, and how her writing laid the foundation of modern food writing.
The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher is a feature documentary about the dramatic life and lasting impact of the California food writer M.F.K. Fisher, who elevated cooking from a domestic chore to a critical study of what it means to be human. Described by W.H. Auden as “the best prose writer in America,” the intrepid but underrecognized Fisher helped introduce continental sensibilities to America’s burgeoning culinary world. Perhaps more importantly, she forever transformed the 1950s-era background figure of a woman in the kitchen into a living, breathing subject — with dazzling ideas, passionate emotions, and insatiable appetites.
MVFF45 World Premiere // The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher
Tuesday, October 11 • 7:00 PM
Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael
A producer and director working in San Francisco for over 35 years, filmmaker Gregory Bezat has made films about food and culture for most of his working life. Greg is Creative Director of Bezat Video Group, a production company specializing in rich visuals, narrative entertainment, and high-end content. Bezat has produced documentary films on numerous subjects including: the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, San Francisco history, the HP Way, NUMMI, Cybersecurity, A Cook’s Tour of Norway, Wild Rice: The Taming of a Grain, and films for the Fine Living Channel, Sunset Magazine, and farmer’s markets around the country. Gregory has long been a fan of M.F.K. Fisher and The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher is his dream project.