The Food Film Festival, previously only held in New York and Chicago, is coming to the screen and plate in Charleston next month. Note the emphasis on food: the fare highlighted in the movies shown will be served during and after the flicks. To wit, the documentary Ramen Dreams will be followed up with a demo by Keizo Shimamoto, a Japanese ramen expert and the subject of the film.
"I cannot wait to get there," said festival director George Motz, whose family hails from the Charleston area. "I couldn't think of a city more deserving of this experience."
Motz is also debuting a documentary about the Lowcountry shrimping industry and local shrimpers, like the Magwood's of Shem Creek, make an appearance. There will be 15 titles shown over two nights, with the second evening dedicated to "Hot Southern Shorts!", an appropriately-titled night of short movies about Southern foods. The fest is at GrowFood Carolina on May 10-11, and tickets are on sale now.
· Food Film Festival [Official]
· Farmerie, Reichler, Freitag on Board for Food Film Fest [EaterNY]