An Acquired Taste

An Acquired Taste

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
7:30 p.m.

$9 (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)


Dolby Laboratories: Screening Room
100 Potrero Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94103

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, June 3rd to

An Acquired Taste
Directed by Vanessa Lemaire

Could any of us who live in a major metropolis hunt for our own food? Do urbanites have any survival skills left? Is it important to know how to kill a chicken—or not?

In Vanessa Lemaire’s lyrical “An Acquired Taste,” Alex, Ashlie, and Izzy decide to leave their modern lives behind and embark on a journey that’s foreign to their parents and most Bay Area residents—one in which the only way you can feed and shelter yourself is with your own will, patience and the benefit of a few hunting lessons. In the process, these three adolescents blaze their own trails: partly to eat dinner, and partly to carve out their own identities in a world increasingly at odds with nature.

Moderator: Kevin Gordon
Kevin Gordon’s films have screened at Telluride, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, Slamdance, and the San Francisco International film festivals. His short “Dreams Awake” won a 2010 Student Academy Award, and he has worked on productions for PBS, Facebook, and The New York Times. His first feature-length documentary “True Son” about a 21-year-old trying to save a city in crisis, premiered in April 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival.


< Return to Past Events listing