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WATCH.

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

Canadian Premiere

Yoshizumi Nagaya, a Japanese sushi chef, sits at his table at home in the evening. It is raining outside. Suddenly someone knocks at the door and there is this young woman.

Time: 5:00-6:45pm

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.

 

Time: 5:00-6:45pm

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.

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

North American Premiere

A GOD IN EACH LENTIL is an indispensable and delightful view of the gastronomic universe of the inland parts of Alicante by chef Kiko Moya and his family.

 

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

SATURDAY, Oct 5th

Canadian Premiere

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.

 

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

World Premiere

It's about all little fishes in the world.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

Canadian Premiere

An Asian American finally learns to embrace her ethnic heritage while growing up in America.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

North American Premiere

Food Play is the joyful & experimental juxtaposition of food & sports. We created it because we love to play,

and we love to eat.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

Canadian Premiere

DONUT SHOP is a portrait of a donut shop owner whose inspiring story of survival reveals a connection between an American comfort food and California’s Cambodian immigrant community.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

Canadian Premiere

Salt beef? Two feckless men attempt to complete a tabloid crossword in an old-school greasy spoon cafe in north east London.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

Canadian Premiere

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. 

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

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.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

North American Premiere

Yasumi didn’t have a good relationship with his father who one day suddenly died. Taking over his father’s café leads him to discover how much his father cared about him the entire time.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

A man, despite his inadequacies with anything tool-related, he comically stumbles forth into the absurd unknown in the hopes of emerging as victor and fixer of a fridge.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

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.

Time: 11:55am-1:45pm

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.

Time: 2:30pm-4:05pm

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.

Time: 2:30pm-4:05pm

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.

Time: 4:50pm-6:50pm

A prodigious Chef works feverishly to re-establish his career, opening his restaurant ode to handmade pasta on the most competitive street in America.

Time: 4:50pm-6:50pm

World Premiere of "Advances"

To secure her promotion, Nancy just needs to make it through a dinner party but office gossip makes every word take on a double meaning.

Time: 7:35pm-9:20pm

Toronto Premiere of "Stage: The Culinary Internship"

STAGE, the documentary, follows five culinary interns as they navigate their way through one of the best Michelin-starred kitchens, Mugaritz.

Time: 7:35pm-9:20pm

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