Lucien and Regina are a husband-and-wife team of foragers who make their living gathering wild mushrooms in the woodlands of New Jersey and selling them to New York City restaurants. The foraging lifestyle is unpredictable and financially unstable, however, and puts the couple’s marriage to the test. Wife Regina accepts a job at an upscale seafood establishment, which her husband views as a personal betrayal of sorts. Feeling threatened, Lucien proposes that instead of selling out, they give up their apartment and drive to the more-profitable West Coast as full-time itinerant foragers. The film offers a de-romanticized take on the foodie movement by exploring the work and struggle that goes into preparing food to be enjoyed and eaten. Directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin. Produced by Julia Halperin. Kit Bland, Rebbie Ratner and Monternia.  

Now, Forager

2012 PL 94 min
Festival Year: 2013
Types: Documentary
Topic: Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Sustainable Living