Screen films from around the world about food. What more can we ask for?
Oh yes, curated snacks on the menu. Oh. Yes.
All screenings take place at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street (College/Clinton).
Friday, Oct 4th
NOSE TO TAIL stars Aaron Abrams (HANNIBAL, BLINDSPOT) as a talented but abrasive chef struggling mightily with his personal demons and the relentless pressures of running a high-end restaurant. Over the course of one increasingly frantic day and night, he faces a rash of private trials and professional tribulations in a desperate bid to beat the odds and save the business that he's sacrificed virtually everything in his life to build.
From the beginning of time, to the creation of a dish, a Visual Ode to a Hare in the Woods (in six acts) takes the audience through a visionary journey inside of what is the essence of one of Massimo Bottura’s most controversial dish.
SATURDAY, Oct 5th
A Vietnamese family discusses working in their restaurant as a way of preserving their culture and how they cope with the passing of its founder, a loving husband and father of four children.
This is the story of Nadia and Mamba, a refugee couple from Burundi pursuing their dream of bringing African food to the heart of Detroit.
PLANT SOME TREES AND GO FROM THERE presents forest-gardening through the work of Martin Crawford, and makes the case for resilient food production systems based on trees and other perennial plants.
Meet Karen Washington, an award-winning urban gardener, community activist, farmer and co-owner of Rise and Shoot Farm. Here, she shares a garden-to-table recipe made with Swiss chard harvested from the community garden she co-founded in the Bronx, NY.
Indigenous cuisine is being reclaimed and reinvented by a new guard of chefs. Follow New York Times featured, Cezin Nottaway, Top Chef finalist, Rich Francis and Chopped finalist Shane Chartrand as they discover their people’s story on a plate.
Canadian Premiere of "Hiro's Table"
HIRO'S TABLE is a documentary portrait of master chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo over a sixteen-year year span as they managed the day to day operation of their intimate Mom and Pop restaurant,
Hirozen Gourmet, nestled in the unlikely corner of a West Hollywood strip mall.
Mourning the death of her mother, Laila Mistry invites family for a traditional Indo-Persian feast. Instead of finding solace in the rituals of cooking, she has an identity crisis that threatens her marriage. Only the unraveling of a family secret restores harmony to her household.