US, 2012, 93 min
Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants.
An earnest, absorbing drama set at the intersection of countercultural idealism and gastronomical sophistication.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
3 1/2 Stars
'NOW, FORAGER' has charm, intelligence and a cool passion for its principled characters - an appealing off-menu slice of for hungry indie admirers
...Self-assembles something profound and elegant.
Plays like Scenes From a Marriage for foodies.
NOW, FORAGER is a creative, experimental, and heartfelt film that I enjoyed every minute of.
One of the most pungent and unself-conscious films about downward mobility.
De Film Krant
Like its mushroom-hunting protagonist Cortlund and Halperin try to stick to a certain local tradition of storytelling, a lyrical form of American filmmaking, that stays connected to its cultural habitat.
...Exhibits quiet strength with its visual beauty and subtle observation of both nature and people.
New Directors / New Films
It's one of these American independents that reminded me of decades past in its simplicity and quiet nature. It doesn't aim to excite or shock, it really aims just to tell its story on its own terms.