Man in the Field Documentary

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan

This Outstanding in the Field documentary has been in the works for many years, and we are so excited to announce its official wide release.

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan profiles Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan, his trials of growing up in a turbulent family dynamic, and the artwork that came of it — both in his geometric land drawings and table-to-farm dinners through OITF. Instead of bringing the food to the restaurant, Outstanding in the Field has brought the restaurant to the food since 1999. Hosted at one long table, with 100 to 1000 guests dining together, Denevan has set tables in vineyards, beaches, meadows, fishing docks, and city streets. Over 120,000 lucky patrons in all 50 states and 16 countries have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Man in the Field was included in the 2022 Oscars long list of nominations for Best Documentary.

Now available on digital: Watch on iTunes.

It is also available to watch on Apple TV, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, DirecTV, Xfinity, Spectrum, Microsoft, RedBox, Verizon, Cox, Row8.


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NYC World Premiere

The official World Premiere event took place on September 24th in NYC at the Village East by Angelika theater. This unforgettable event began with a long table set at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden in appreciation of the farmers, chefs and makers we have worked with over the last 20 years — the people without whom Outstanding in the Field wouldn’t exist. A hearty Eastern European meal of spiced local chicken skewers, house-made challah, and khachapuri was prepared by local Brooklyn chefs Jessica and Trina Quinn of Dacha 46. 


L.A. Premiere

We set a curved table at Sepulveda Dam on the L.A. River to celebrate the release of Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan. We witnessed a spectacular dance performance by Jacob Jonas The Company and for the first time in OITF history, guests sat on one side of the table — to enjoy the lantern-lit film screening from our seats.



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