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Farm & Film Series: “Nothing Fancy” – The Legacy of Diana Kennedy

July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The United Theatre, in partnership with the 85th Day Group (Oyster Club; Engine Room; Grass & Bone) and Stone Acres Farms in Stonington, CT, is excited to take part in a night of Mexican cuisine and present a special screening and filmmaker Q&A of Nothing Fancy – the Diana Kennedy documentary which recently won the Special Jury Recognition For Storytelling at the 2019 SXSW Festival.

The 85th Day Group will be bringing renowned chefs to Stone Acres Farms from all over to present a unique dinner featuring Mexican cuisine. Following dinner, we will present a special outdoor screening of Nothing Fancy followed by a brief Q&A with the film’s director, Elizabeth Carroll.

Saturday, July 13th at Stone Acres Farm
$150 plus gratuity for multi-course dinner and film screening, 6pm
$15 for film screening only, 8pm.
(proceeds go to Una Mano Para Oaxaca, a non-profit organization that provides relief to those affected by the 2018 earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico)

Special Guests & Chefs
Elizabeth Carrol, Director and Producer, Nothing Fancy
James Wayman, 85th Day Food Community, CT
Susanna Trilling, Seasons of My Heart Cooking School Oaxaca, MEX
Gabe Erales, Comedor Austin, TX
Matt Wick, Charlie Negaro, Atticus, Chabaso Bakery, New Haven, CT
Jake Rojas, Tallulahs Taqueria, Providence, RI
David Vargas, Vida Cantina, Portsmouth NH
Daniel Bojorquez, La Brasa, Boston, MA
Sponsored by Montelobos Mezcal

About the Film
Nothing Fancy won the Jury Prize for Excellence in Storytelling at the 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival. Reflecting on her life’s work as one of the globe’s authorities on Mexican cuisine, 96-year-old Diana Kennedy says, “Always get a recipe.” Whether hosting cooking classes in her Michoacan home (“If anyone says they don’t like cilantro, please don’t invite them”), driving back roads in her weathered Nissan, or providing a noteworthy example of sustainable living, Kennedy and her reminiscences and irascible persona show how passion and appetite made a career. Though the film remains focused indelibly on Kennedy, Bay Area food luminaries Alice Waters and Gabriela Cámara offer penetrating insights of their own.


(You will be taken to the 85th Day Group website)




Please note before completing your purchase!

FARM ATTIRE – This event will be held outside at the farm so please dress accordingly!

WEATHER POLICY – This event will be held outside and is weather dependent. In the event of cancellation due to weather, full refunds will be issued.

REFUNDS – Refunds offered up to 7 days prior to the event.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS – Please alert us of any dietary restrictions or food allergies in advance by emailing

MEDIA – by purchasing a ticket to an 85th Day Group event, you are granting 85th Day Group permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration.

Learn about our second Farm and Film Series event here: Farm & Film Series: JAWS Clambake


July 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stone Acres Farms
393 North Main St.
Stonington, CT United States
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