The Atlanta Film Festival kicks off Friday, March 28 and offers a variety of food-centric programming, screenings and events with attending directors as a part of its Film to Table Series. Here are some of the food-related events:
Food on Film
Saturday, March 29, 2:15PM – The Plaza Theatre, Chipotle Auditorium
Food on Film is the festival’s annual celebration of movies for foodies. This year attendees will snack on culinary shorts including “The Cake Lady,” “Sumo Roll,” “Sausage” and “The Scarecrow,” followed by the documentary “Sriracha,” an examination of our nation’s new favorite hot sauce. Pass & ticket holders may join in for actual film-inspired treats at the Highland Ballroom afterwards, made possible by Epting Events.
Attending Talent: Griffin Hammond (Director, Sriracha)
Randy Clemens (Writer, The Sriracha Cookbook)
Sunday, March 30, 9:30pm – The Plaza Theatre, Chipotle Auditorium
directed by Laura Waters Hinson & Kasey Kirby
USA, 2013, English, 75 minutes
After losing his job in 2009, Coite Manuel sets off to build his dream business with the help of two unlikely women—Deane, his harp-playing aunt, and Siyone, an East African hotdog vendor and single mother of four. Staking his meager life savings on a vision to revive Washington, D.C.’s dwindling hotdog vending community, Coite faces bewildering challenges—from hostile city regulations and an entrenched local monopoly to the sudden popularity of food trucks. Filmed over the course of four years, “Dog Days” journeys to a world where the top dogs of big business meet the underdogs of street food in a comically serious caper about the promise and struggle of the American dream.
(Film to Table)
Sunday, April 6, 12:30pm – The Plaza Theatre, Chipotle Auditorium
directed by James Moll
USA, 2014, English, 70 minutes
Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. “Farmland” takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. Learn about their high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
(Film to Table)
Attending Talent: James Moll, Director