Brilliant film about milk production with locally sourced meal and cream dessert

Slow Food Film Nights

I watched the preview – and it is a fun way to get the message re the importance of milk in all aspects of our lives so definitely worth going to the Slow Food  Film Night at the Edinburgh Larder Cafe: ‘The Moo-Man’ Directed by Andy Heathcote, co-directed by Heike Bachelier.Described as the “number one movie of the Sundance 2013 Film Festival”, The Moo Man  follows a year in the life of Steve Hook and his unruly herd as they battle to keep their family farm afloat. The Moo Man follows a maverick farmer and his unruly, characterful cows, filmed over four years on the Pevensey marshes of East Sussex. In an attempt to save his family farm Stephen Hook turns his back on the cost cutting dairies and supermarkets; but staying small and keeping a close relationship with his fifty-five cows comes with an emotional price. An endearing intimate movie that tackles some surprisingly big and topical issues.

Thursday 19th November, 6.30pm onwards at Edinburgh Larder Cafe, 15 Blackfriars Street, EH1 1NB.

Join us for an evening with the filmmaker and co-director who led a farmer and his cast of dairy cows to surprise stardom in hit indie documentary The Moo Man. The film will be introduced by the director, Andy Heathcote and we will also be joined by Brenda Leddy from Stichill Jerseys, who will discuss her experiences of being a small-scale dairy producer who uses traditional methods and unpasteurised milk.

The film was described in the Guardian, ‘As an advert for steering clear of supermarket milk, this is hard to beat…A low-key pleasure,’ and therefore seemed an must-see follow on from our recent post on sourcing local milk (here), and trip to Locharthur

As with all our film nights included is a locally sourced main and small pudding, film and plenty of opportunity for discussion. The meal will include locally source dairy products and a very special main dish (to be revealed nearer the date).


The cost will be £20 (£18 SF members) which includes a glass of something, locally sourced meal, film and hearty discussion!


(The slightly higher that usual cost is to cover film licence costs and some extra special locally sourced ingredients for the meal)


Booking and details will be via the Edinburgh Larder Cafe website

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