SIFF Cinema

Director Delila Vallot scheduled to attend. South Central LA is on the brink of a food revolution. Following new gardeners over a growing season, including self-proclaimed "gangster gardener" Ron Finley, Delila Vallot's intimate debut calls on people to put their hands in the soil, planting gardens to restore the neighborhood and transform the community in the process.

In this joyful tour of Peruvian gastronomy, award-winning chef and Peru's unofficial ambassador of cuisine, Gastón Acurio, proves that the best food nourishes the soul as well as the body.

Adapted from her best-selling novel, writer/director Adriana Trigiani tells a tale of family secrets and self-discovery in an Appalachian coal-mining town of the late 1970's. The award-winning ensemble cast includes Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Elfman, and Patrick Wilson.

Director Ondi Timoner scheduled to attend. Maverick documentary director Ondi Timoner (Dig!) follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex, and fame in an attempt to find happiness–only to evolve into an unlikely political disruptor and underground hero.