The Truffle Hunters

Showtimes
STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 30 at 8:00pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS: $12 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!


For these Open Air Screenings we will be changing to 100% individual audio transmission. Earphones will be available for purchase at each screening (for $1 each), but we recommend that you bring your own WIRED earphones or headphones to maximize your viewing experience. (Note: airpods, bluetooth, and other wireless headphones are NOT compatible with our system). For FAQS and info on our new audio transmission click here.


Deep in the forest of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle – which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation.

“NYT Critic’s Pick! An enchanting documentary … charming and slyly poignant.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs.  They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunter’ secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life. (Dir. by Michael Dweck/Gregory Kershaw, 2020, Italy/Greece/USA, in Italian with English subtitles, 84 mins., Rated PG-13)