Acclaimed Film Producer Geralyn Dreyfous
is Featured Guest for Special Screening of
The Truffle Hunters
Hosted by Billings Farm & Museum
Saturday, November 20
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT . . . Vanishing old world traditions and culinary treasures come together in the documentary, The Truffle Hunters, which will be featured in a Special Screening hosted by Billings Farm & Museum on Saturday, November 20 at 3:00 PM and in a general admission showing on Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 PM. The film screenings will take place in the Billings Farm & Museum Theater.
The Truffle Hunters follows a vanishing breed of now elderly men and their faithful dogs through the forests of Northern Italy’s Piedmont region in search of the white Alba truffle, a prized delicacy, the most coveted of which can command astoundingly high prices at auction.
These savvy hunters are at one with nature while trusting their dogs’ keen sense of smell to unearth these culinary treasures. The last of a generation, the hunters show a mix of passion, humor, a sense of good-hearted adventure and pride in what they do, reflecting old world values and operating in tune with the gentle rhythms of life within environs of natural beauty.
The Special Screening on Saturday, November 20 will feature a post-film discussion with acclaimed Executive Producer, Geralyn Dreyfous, who will highlight the international conservation effort inspired by the film. Geralyn Dreyfous is one of the most prolific and successful producers in independent documentary film, with 154 credits ranging from Born Into Brothers, Allen vs Farrow, and The Hunting Ground to Won’t You Be My Neighbor and 2021 Sundance award nominee, Try Harder. Her films have won Academy Awards and Emmys.
Following the presentation guests will enjoy light refreshments featuring fresh truffles and truffle-inspired specialty offerings catered by Heart Rock Kitchen, paired with wine and Billings Farm cheese. Tickets for the Special Screening and reception are $100 per person and must be reserved by November 12. Seating is limited. Proceeds benefit the Woodstock Vermont Film Series.
There will also be a general admission showing of The Truffle Hunters on Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 PM. General admission tickets are $15 per person or $12 per Billings Farm member. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday screenings can be purchased online at billingsfarm.org/filmseries or by phone at 802-457-5303.
Beginning in the new year, the 12th season of the Woodstock Vermont Film Series will feature 10 award-winning documentary films that reflect a vision to share place-based stories of people near and far, to engage local audiences, and to inspire conversations that increase connections with each other and our world. Showings take place on select Saturdays from January – March in the Billings Farm & Museum Theater. Film tickets and season passes will go on sale on November 22.
Film Series Safety In consideration of the health of Billings Farm & Museum’s guests and staff, all Film Series audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks at all times during film viewings in the Theater. Acceptable forms for proof of vaccination include a vaccination card, a photocopy of the card, or a digital photograph of the card.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is open weekends Nov – Feb from 10AM-4PM, and daily April – October from 10AM-5PM. Find the Special Events Calendar, daily schedules, admission pricing and membership information at billingsfarm.org. Celebrate Billings Farm’s 150th Anniversary with a visit this season and support its education mission at billingsfarm.org/donate.
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