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The Food Film Festival
New York City 2017

Hello, NYC! 

The Food Film Festival is back for its 11th consecutive year in New York City! We hope to see you in October at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square for four unforgettable events. This year, we have some of the best Food Films we've seen to date, off-the-charts food and drink, and much, much more!  


Thursday, October 19 | 7pm, VIP 6:15 pm
GA $95, VIP $125 
Opening night of the festival will be a dazzling, star-studded evening filled with the dishes that both inspired and were inspired by the life of America’s First Foodie, the incomparable James Beard. 
Film: James Beard: America’s First Foodie
This event will feature dishes inspired by James Beard as well as recipes he created, including his signature burger and famed onion sandwich.



Hometown Heros: Chopped Cheese & More


Presented by Schweid & Sons
Friday, October 20 | 7pm, VIP 6:15 pm
GA $75, VIP $105
This night  is all about hometown favorites - the sandos, the dogs, the hoagies, the burgers -  the guilty pleasures and decadent delicacies you can’t live without! 
Films: Hometown Hero: The Legend of Chopped Cheese, Seared, Why Rappers Love Grey Poupon, Sacred Gin, The Science of Dry Aging
Join us after the films to eat, drink and meet the Festival chefs, purveyors and partners.



The Food Porn Party: Tampopo


Presented by In The Raw
Saturday, October 21 | 7pm, VIP 6:15 pm
GA $95, VIP $125 
The Food Porn Party returns like you’ve never seen it before! Featuring one of the best food films ever made: Tampopo. This 1985 cult classic from Japan must be seen (and tasted) to be believed.
Films: Tampopo, The Taste of Love
After the films, enjoy decadent dishes, signature food-burlesque performances, and more!



For the Love of Brunch!


Sunday, October 22 | 12pm
GA $45
Where else would  you be on a Sunday afternoon? Don’t miss this veritable midday feast as we unleash a series of beautiful films all celebrating America’s favorite meal: Brunch! 
Films: Cooking with Dr. Taquito, Finding Pisco, This is not Carrot Cake, Slingers, Snooker Loopy, Wagashi, How to Taste Beer in Oakland, Sweet Funk
After-Party featuring all your brunch favorites, including a bottomless mimosa bar!


The Films

Cooking with Dr. Taquito: 3 Ingredient Pancakes
Dirs. Liz & Jimmy Reed, 2 mins
Learn some killer cooking tips with evil genius, Dr. Taquito.

Finding Pisco
Dir. Aaron Straight, 4 mins, US Premiere
Tucked into the river valleys of rural Peru there are legendary men & woman who distill a powerful and misunderstood clear liquor made only from grapes. This is the journey of two best friends to find them.

Hometown Hero: The Legend of New York’s Chopped Cheese
Dirs. Justin Bolois & David Matthews, 19 mins, Theatrical Premiere
If you want to understand New York on a deeper level, then you have to understand the story of the chopped cheese — a hyper-regional sandwich and the secret handshake of NYC's bodega cognoscenti.
Watch the trailer

How To Taste Beer in Oakland
Dir. Iden Baghdadchi, 1 min, World Premiere
A primer on how to drink beer. 

James Beard: America's First Foodie
Dir. Elizabeth Federici, 54 mins
America's First Foodie chronicles the American food movement through the lens of its founding father James Beard.
Watch the trailer

Sacred Gin
Dir. William Shaw, 2 mins, US Premiere
This film shows the dream of one man to produce a high quality gin from his own sitting room.

Dir. Ben Gustafson, 8 mins
Beaten by a life of injustice and crime, a young man's plan to end it all turns into a life of renewed hope and a passionate career as a chef.

Dir. Adam Edwards, 15 mins, NYC Premiere
Slingers is a short documentary that explores the life of a small town beekeeper and his struggles to harvest an annual crop of nature's gold; honey.
Watch the trailer

Snooker Loopy
Dir. Peter Flanek & Peter Mészáros, 2 mins
Stop motion animation for a Budapest based gastro market.

Sweet Funk
Dir. Charles Grantham, 2 mins, World Premiere
Sweet Funk is Food Porn Star Larry Cauldwell's exploration of charcuterie. With his characteristic sexiness and expertise Larry takes viewers on a journey into sweet funky meat that they'll never forget.

Dir. Juzo Itami, 114 mins
The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
Watch the trailer

The Taste of Love
Dir. Paul Scheufler , 5 mins, US Premiere
A girl embarks on an aromatic journey of love, while stimulating her taste buds to the point of climax, she explores and discovers the various forms love can take on. 
Watch the trailer

The Hungover Origins of Brunch
Dir. Great Big Story, 2 mins
Brunch: the best meal of the week. But...where did this weekend tradition come from? 

The Science of Dry Aging
Dir. George Motz, 8 mins, World Premiere
Go deep with Certified Angus Beef brand’s meat scientist, DeBragga’s Marc Sarrazin and others exploring the magic of dry-aged beef.

This is Not Carrot Cake
Dir. Nate Mook, 2 mins
The traditional dish re-imagined by Chef José Andrés and the team at two-Michelin star restaurant Minibar.

Dir. Hiro Ishikawa, 8 mins
Discover a Japanese cultural tradition with Junichiro Tanizaki’s philosophy and aesthetic.
Watch the trailer


*This list may be subject to change*


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