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 The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher had its World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 11 and 13 in association with San Francisco Litquake. Enthusiastic audiences packed two screenings followed by conversations with director Gregory Bezat. MFK Fisher’s daughter Kennedy Fisher Golden and voice actress Mary Dilts joined Gregory on the Rafael stage with Festival Documentary Program Director Kelly Clement. Local writers and chefs were spotted in the audience.

Gregory did an extensive interview with IndieMemphis Festival Director Miriam Bale for the Spotlight showing on October 22 and at the Devour! Food Film Festival’s October 30 Closing Day screening Chef and author Bob Blumer conducted an onstage conversation with Producer Gary Meyer.

On November 4 Bezat, Meyer, Kennedy Fisher Golden, and NPR host and author Clark Wolf joined food writer Marion Nestle for a very special lunch prepared by the girl & the fig at Fisher’s Last House on the Audubon Canyon Ranch Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen.

The Art of Eating was the Opening Night film at the Newport Restaurant Week Foodie Film Festival on November 4 in Rhode Island.

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The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher is a feature documentary about the exciting life and lasting impact of the intrepid mid-century California food writer M.F.K. Fisher, who elevated cooking from a domestic chore to a critical study of life itself. Described by W.H. Auden as “the best prose writer in America,” the underrecognized Fisher introduced continental sensibilities to California’s burgeoning culinary world, while she transformed the traditional background figure of a woman in the kitchen into a living, breathing subject with dazzling ideas, passionate emotions, and insatiable appetites.

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INTERVIEWS

Alice Waters

“I’ve admired many women. They all have what Mary Frances had, which is a kind of confidence in herself to live life the way she wanted.”

Jacques Pepin

“Mary Frances was way ahead of her time, talking about food in a way that people have not done before.”

Anne Lamott

“Are you even here for your one precious life? And if so, what are we going to have for lunch?”

Ruth Reichl

“She’s telling you to pay attention to every sense and she does it in a very feminine way.”

Jerry Di Vecchio

“She has the gift of putting her feelings in your heart.”

Dominica Rice-Cisneros

“Her writing was beyond any one generation. For me it was eye opening.”

John Ash

“If it hadn’t been for James Beard and Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher and Jacques Pepin, I don’t know where American Cuisine would be today.”

Tanya Holland

“When I think about M.F.K. Fisher, she’s the antithesis of what’s happening in the food world today, where everything is so competitive — it’s more impersonal.”

Katina Connaughton

“She had the courage to be her authentic self and to really blaze trails for other women.”

FILMMAKERS

GREGORY BEZAT

Producer/Director

STEVEN BERKE

Camerman

tom disher

Composer/Sound Designer

GARY MEYER

 Producer

CONTACT

Gregory Mark Bezat

Executive Producer, Bezat Video Group

San Francisco, CA 94110        
Phone:  415-652-1028         Email: greg@bezatvideogroup.com          Website: www.bezatvideogroup.com/bvg