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.
"A film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film's storytelling." - Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
For tickets and more info, visit: https://ucrarts.ucr.edu/Film/the-truffle-hunters
UCR ARTS is happy to announce the reopening of the Culver Cinema!
We'll continue bringing inland Southern California the best in independent, foreign, and exemplary Hollywood films, along with special programs, retrospectives, and more! Thanks to our generous donors Allison Campbell and Jason Loan, we're excited to be able to present our films in our newly upgraded screening room, now with the latest in digital projection and sound!
We're kicking things off with Movies You Might Have Missed in 2020/21, showcasing the films that might have fallen through the cracks or that you haven't had a chance to see in theaters.
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 1:00pm
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