Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chicago Food Film Festival

The upcoming first Chicago Food Film Festival has all the ingredients to become a staple of the city that loves to eat and watch films – paired for the first time together in a weekend event, Sept. 24-25 at the MCA Warehouse.

The CFFF features a screening of 10 food-related films food over the two evenings in a banquet room-like setting; then guests are served some of the food they’ve just seen in the films, from standard faves like juicy hamburgers, to offbeat fair foods like deep fried cheese curds.

Friday night’s program, titled “Edible Adventure #002: Savory and Sweet,” revolves around five shorts and accompanying tastings. Included will be state fair staples, such as cheese curds and corn dogs, after seeing director Mark Irving’s “Eat Your Fill,” about a man eats every fried and/or on-a-stick menu item at the Wisconsin State Fair; Fanny Bay oysters, based on Craig Noble’s “The Perfect Oyster;” exotic sodas paired with award-winning short, “Soda Pop,” by Meredith Arthur and Eric Slatkin and trippy “The Death & Life of Ice Cream,” by Orrin Zucker. On Saturday night, a short version of George Motz’s film "Hamburger America” and Anat Baron’s full-feature “Beer Wars” will set the atmosphere for “Burgers ‘N’ Beer Experience,” curated by celebrity chef Michael Kornick of MK Restaurant the DMK Burger Bar and a variety of locally-brewed micro beers will be served..

MCA Warehouse is located at 1747 W. Hubbard. Friday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets each night, $25/$35; limited availability VIP Pass is $75 until Sept. 3 and $95 thereafter.

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