On Friday, Oct. 7, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum and Strand Theatre will present First Friday Film “El Bulli: Cooking in Progress” in the museum’s auditorium at 8 p.m.

“El Bulli: Cooking in Progress” follows three-star chef Ferran Adrià, widely considered the best, most innovative and most eccentric chef in the world. Creativity means not copying, and Adrià has made this the motto of his everyday pursuits. Viewers will closely observe his quest – from initial experimentation to the premiere of the finished dish. Many an ingredient is examined in a totally new way, ideas emerge, are discussed and finally, all the results, whether good or bad, are thoroughly documented on a laptop beside the cooking spoon.

Tickets for the film are $8.50, $7 for museum members, and will be for sale outside the Farnsworth auditorium prior to the screening. The film is a complement to the Cultures of Desire: An Examination of Art and Food lectures series taking place Wednesdays at the Farnsworth through Oct. 19. The film also is part of a series in collaboration with The Strand Theatre presented monthly on First Fridays focusing on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following each film.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.