'The Fruit Hunters' Trailer
A trailer has landed for the upcoming documentary The Fruit Hunters (scooped via the Canadian Film Centre's Facebook page). The Fruit Hunters follows actor Bill Pullman as he interviews a roster of John Laroche-type characters who are obsessed with tasty exotic fruits. The film is directed by Yung Chang, whose China Heavyweight premiered at Hot Docs earlier this year before opening in theatres this summer. (He also made 2009's Up the Yangtze, which won the Genie for Best Documentary Feature.) The Fruit Hunters, based on the book of the same name by Adam Leith Gollner, is described as a "cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce that spans prehistory to the present, [which] will change not only the way we look at what we eat but how we view our relationship to the natural world." The was produced by EyeSteel Film and the National Film Board of Canada and it was developed through the Canadian Film Centre Documentary program. It opens on November 23rd in Toronto at The Bloor Cinema and in Montreal at Excentris Cinéma.