Thursday, March 17, 2016

Florida Film Festival 2016



The Florida Film Festival will be held Friday April 8th-Sunday April 17th at the Enzian theater in Maitland. They have a number of great events with some spectacular food, chefs and restaurants involved. They also are showing a few food related movies.

http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/

The highlight for food lovers is the opening night party.


Opening Night Party:

Participating Restaurants:  K Restaurant, Market on South, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, ShishCo Mezze & Grill, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Jillycakes Orlando, Yogurtland, Mediterranean Blue, and 4Rivers

Participating Bars: Eden Bar, Hourglass Brewery, Tito’s Vodka, Terrapin Beer Company, Rogue Pub, Swamphead Brewery, Stacole Wines, Nespresso, Central 28 Beer, Copper Rocket Pub, and Diageo


Then a few days later there will be a Local Food event and a Farmer's Market afterwards:


Locally Fresh!
Sunday, April 10
11AM-12:30PM

Farmers Market
NOON- 2:30PM
FREE

Feed all your senses! Central Florida farmers and food purveyors partner-up with local filmmakers at this utterly unique (and mouth-watering) event—a festival favorite! Filmmakers dig into the stock and trade of what makes Central Florida delicious. Watch their documentaries accompanied by cooking demonstrations and sumptuous samples. A feast for the eyes… and the taste buds. After Locally Fresh! the lawn at Eden Bar transforms into a Farmers Market, filled with local products fresh from the field. Get to know Central Florida’s finest famers and vendors… and don’t miss this delicious opportunity to take some local goodies home for your own feast.
Live music during the Locally Fresh! Farmers Market provided by Performing Arts of Maitland.

Movies

Here are a few of the movies that are food related:

SEED: The Untold Story

http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/program/films/seed-the-untold-story

  • Directed by: Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz
  • USA, 2016, 93 minutes
  • In English
  • Southeast premiere/2nd US showing
  • Sun, April 10th 2:15PM - 3:45PM Regal Winter Park Village B
“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.” --Vandana Shiva.
In the last 100 years, 94% of our seed varieties have vanished. Facing this alarming decline, filmmakers Siegel and Betz (The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Queen of the Sun) take us on a fascinating, artful exploration of seeds. You will meet captivating, crazy, colorful people who are true crusaders for maintaining seed varieties facing extinction. They are pitted in a David-and-Goliath battle with industrial seed companies. (Monsanto, anyone?) You will journey into astonishing seed banks; you will visit the Hopi Nation—“The People of the Corn”; you will see the devastating effects of seed test plots in verdant Hawaii; and you will learn the dramatic story of seeds, the basis of life on earth. Along with the filmmakers, executive producers Marisa Tomei and Marc Turtletaub are on a mission in this inspiring work.


King Georges

http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/program/films/king-georges
  • Directed by: Erika Frankel
  • USA, 2015, 77 minutes
  • In English
  • Rated Unrated
  • Sat, April 9th 2:15PM - 3:35PM Regal Winter Park Village A
The legendary French restaurants in America, including La Côte Basque, La Caravelle, and Lutèce, had closed by 2010. Yet after 40 years, one of the great ones remained in Philadelphia. At the heart of Le Bec-Fin is the mercurial chef-owner Georges Perrier, a 67-year-old native of Lyon and one of the best chefs of his time. Filmmaker Erika Frankel captures the iconic restaurant and its famous chef, with an intimate look at Perrier, his kitchen, and his dining room in their final years. Battling to make Le Bec-Fin more relevant, Georges partners with Top Chef-winner Nicholas Elmi, but he cannot hand over control. The end of an era approaches. KING GEORGES is a fight-to-the-finish tale of a great French chef/maestro and a style of dining no longer found in America. Interviews with three of this generation’s culinary masters—Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Éric Ripert—provide perspective and pay homage to a true lion in winter.  

 Bacon & God’s Wrath

http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/program/films/bacon-gods-wrath


  • Directed by: Sol Friedman
  • CANADA, 2015, 9 minutes
  • In English
  • Florida premiere
  • Rated Unrated
Captivated by the Internet and “the Google,” Razie—a feisty, kosher nonagenarian—expands her mind and her gastronomic pleasure in this live-action/animation hybrid from the director of last year’s brilliant take on Noah’s Ark, “Day 40” (FFF 2015). Winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Award for Non-Fiction at Sundance 2016.




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  2. The place itself looks great with good pub area, and a much larger upstairs beer hall. Nice decor at New York Event Venues with brick walls, wooden bench seating, and chalkboard beer lists showing off the day's selections.

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