Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi

Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi
Director: Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin

USA, Poland, Drama, 2012, 93 min, english with lithuanian subtitles, N-13
Lucien (Jason Cortlund) and Regina (Tiffany Esteb) are foragers – they gather wild mushrooms in the woodlands of New Jersey and sell them to restaurants in New York. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. To improve the financial security and to follow a more fulfilling personal career path, Regina decides to take a job cooking at a high-end restaurant. Lucien disapproves and instead, he proposes to give up their apartment and live as full-time itinerant foragers. As individual desires take them down divergent paths over the course of a year, their marriage slowly comes apart. “Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi” is a visually beautiful, dramatic story on food, work, and love, told in an authentic way, with honesty and passion.
About the directors: 
Jason Cortlund, american film director and screenwriter, studied film and writing at University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) and earned a Master’s in screenwriting at University of Texas (Austin, Texas). In 1998 he was postgraduate fellow at the James Michener Center for Writers (Austin, Texas). He also served as a programmer for Cinematexas International Film Festival from 1997–2004. 
Julia Halperin, american film director, editor and producer, studied at Hunter College (New York) and at University of Texas. She was a programmer for Cinematexas International Film Festival from 1997–2004. J. Cartlund and J. Halperin has been collaborating since 1996. Their short films (“Texas Pawn”, 1998; “Superdoll”, 2000, “Interstate”, 2006, 2007, etc.), videos and installations were shown at film festivals, museums, and art institutions around the world. “Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi”, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), is directors‘ first full-length feature film.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Jason Cortlund

Dir. of Photography: Jonathan Nastasi

Music: Chris Brokaw

Cast: Jason Cortlund, Tiffany Esteb, Gabrielle Maisels, Almex Lee