By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 11:28 am in Uncategorized.
Slow Food Delta-Diablo is hosting a cool event next Saturday, Aug. 25 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. It’s called Food and Farming on Film, and there will be no less than three films screened: Jed Riffe’s “Ripe for Change,” “Eat at Bill’s” by Lisa Brenneis and a series of shorts called “Slow Food on Film.”
But the film I’m plugging is “Harvest Young” by Sonoma State University grad Scott Hardie. Hardie’s film explores the marketing of wine to millennials and making it “whatever you want it to be.” Ya know, like Reisling with leftover pad thai and Sicilian blends with Zachary’s. Or Lambrusco with yo lovah. Arrrrr.
Anyway, sorry to digress. I haven’t seen the film yet but judging from Hardie’s subjects (Naomi Brilliant of Roshambo and Darryl Roberts of Wine X Magazine), his accolades (Official Selections at this year’s Sonoma Valley Film Festival and the California Independent Film Festival), and his goals (“To encourage the wine industry to recognize this generation like any other and to encourage young adults to experience wine), I’m guessing it’s worth watching.
The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. and costs $15; $10 for students and Slow Food members. Hardie will be there as will filmmakers and subjects from the other films. Los Medanos College is located at 2700 Leland Road. The event takes place in the Community Room of the new library.