With a plot (pun intended) reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "Eating Alabama" chronicles a young couple's return home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did—locally and seasonally.
The documentary will have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, March 9-14.
Tuscaloosa's Andrew Grace and his wife, Rashmi—both of whom were raised in suburbia—spent a challenging year that produced moments of comedy and episodes of adventure, but also some deep thoughts about the rapid pace of change and what may have been irrevocably lost in the rush to modernity.
Watch the trailer . . . this looks good.