Here’s a story for you:
It was raining hard. It was raining two animals of each species hard. So we didn’t go, given that the films were being screened outside and all. We figured it would be cancelled.
So we stayed home. That meant we missed the New York premiere of This is My Cheesesteak. It also happened to be the film that kicked off the festival — and we heard from reliable sources that reps from, among others, Tony Luke’s and John’s Roast Pork traveled to New York for the premiere.
It turns out that we were mistaken and the proceedings took place under an “enormo-tent.” That’s life, right?
But anyway… If you’ll be in the neighborhood, there’s a full schedule of upcoming festival flicks. Shows wrap up on Friday, but here are some of the upcoming films we’re stoked about:
• Best of the Wurst: Dir. Grace Lee - Lee takes you on a journey to find the best Currywurst - Berlin’s beloved street food. (2007 NYC Food Film Festival selection that was rained out last year)
• Donut Day: Dirs. Amy Levine & Dhera Strauss - A day in the life of a Michigan donut shop.
• The Sloppiest Burger in Malaysia: Dir. Adly Rizal, Mohd - Malaysian gonzo food reportage to the max. Watch out Bourdain.
• Holy Smoke Over Birmingham: Dir. Max Shores - A solid overview of the barbeque joints of Birmingham, Alabama.
• From The Ground Up: Dir. Su Friedrich - Director Friedrich follows the production of coffee from the trees of Guatemala to the street vendors of Queens, NY.
A clip from Cheesesteak is shown above.
New York City Food Film Festival [Official Site]