Let's keep the French spirit going with the award-winning documentary titled After Winter, Spring with director Judith Lit in the house (the awesome main screen) to talk after. This is a Washington DC premiere that won the Audience Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival. It takes place on a farm in the Perigord region, an area I have biked through and is beautiful. The cinematography is supposed to be amazing.
It starts at 5:45 and is a nice length - 73 minutes - that will allow us to go out for dinner after the Q&A. We've usually gone to Lebanese Taverna but if the weather is okay we can also walk to a very good Greek restaurant nearby. TICKETS can be purchased online for $12 (without a fee!) at this AFI link. (Scroll down when you get to that page.) It's also great to support the Environmental Film Festival - it continues all week with multiple free screenings. Here's that site.
FILM DESCRIPTION: In an era of rapid growth of mega-farms, the encroachment of suburbia, new European Union rules and reductions of agricultural subsidies, the farmers in the Périgord region of southwest France are forced to confront challenges that threaten the very existence of their small farms. Inter-weaving the director’s story and theirs, the film explores the nature of the farming life and the changes that have, over the last 60 years, impacted the lives of families whose survival is tied to the land. After Winter, Spring reveals the human story of family farming at a turning point in history.