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“The Fruit Hunters” Movie Screening at Fairchild Tropical Garden

The Fruit Hunters Movie Screening at Fairchild Tropical GardenFriday, July 12, 7:30pm - Fairchild Tropical Garden, Visitor Center Ballroom, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Guests joined filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight) and actor Bill Pullman (Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping) in celebrating the amazing world of fruit for the very special South Florida premiere of “The Fruit Hunters,” a documentary by Chang starring Pullman and Fairchild’s own curators of tropical fruit, Richard Campbell and Noris Ledesma. Guests were treated to tropical fruit tastings led by Campbell and Ledesma, a special introduction by Yung Chang and Bill Pullman, and the very first South Florida screening of “The Fruit Hunters.”

The film features Pullman trying his hardest to establish a community orchard in Hollywood while Campbell and Ledesma comb dense jungles in search of a rare mango.  Follow the journey of other fruit hunters from around the world – a scholar studying depictions of fruit in paintings at an Italian monastery, a Honduran scientist researching the dangers of growing bananas as a monoculture, a fruit expert growing ice-cream bean trees in Hawaii, and an indigenous tribe in Borneo saving fruit trees threatened by loggers. With beautiful cinematography complete with delicious close-ups of rare fruits to satisfy every epicurean craving, this is a film that can’t be missed.

Pictures by: photoActiva