Opening Event

WEDNESDAY, February 15th

 
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15:00

HEARTBEAT

Latin American Premiere

Directed by: Mónica Franco

Portuguese and Bosnian with English Subtitles

 

From a one - Michelin - star restaurant in Lisbon to a basketball court in Sarajevo, an emigrant that escaped from a recent war is portrayed in his many facets. How cooking became his “American-dream” and led him to success, but also how he deals with his worst nightmares. We enter inside the universe of his kitchen but specially inside an unstoppable mind and a passionate adventurer. 

$350 pesos

Sponsors:

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THURSDAY, February 16th

 

Gina Rae La Cerva

Lecture 

The award-winning writer and environmental anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva is joining us as Food In Film Festival's main keynote speaker. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by the The New York Times and named an Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2020. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College. She loves to cook and eat!

 

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Feasting Wild: A journey into the history of hunting and gathering.

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15:00

The Heat
A Kitchen (R)evolution

2018 - Documentary

Sponsors:

Directed by: Maya Gallus
Starring: Suzanne Barr, Victoria Blarney, Amanda Cohen

It takes a brazen personality to excel in the competitive sport of professional cooking. A woman can only ascend the ranks if she can take the heat. Meet seven women chefs at the forefront of a "revolution."

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$350 pesos

FRIDAY, February 17th

 

Gina Rae La Cerva

Lecture 

The award-winning writer and environmental anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva is joining us as Food In Film Festival's main keynote speaker. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by the The New York Times and named an Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2020. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College. She loves to cook and eat!

 

FEATURED TOPIC:

Food Memoir: How to use food to write memoir

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Fear No Fruit

2015 - Documentary
15:00

Directed by: Mark Brian Smith

Starring: Frieda Caplan

The film chronicles Frieda Caplan's rise from being the first woman entrepreneur on the L.A. Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s to transforming American cuisine by introducing over 200 exotic fruits and vegetables to U.S. supermarkets. Still, an inspiration at 91, Frieda's daughters and granddaughter carry on the business legacy.

$350 pesos

Sponsors:

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SATURDAY, February 18th

 

Gina Rae La Cerva

12:00 noon

Lecture 

The award-winning writer and environmental anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva is joining us as Food In Film Festival's main keynote speaker. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by the The New York Times and named an Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2020. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College. She loves to cook and eat!

 

FEATURED TOPIC:

Let's Eat Wild: a brief survey of all the wonderful wild foods that can be found in Mexico

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ROAD RUNNER

15:00

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the uncommon life of world-traveling icon Anthony Bourdain, his career as a chef, writer, and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture, and travel.

Special appearance and q&a interview with Chef Alfonso Cadena

$350 pesos

Sponsors:

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SUNDAY, February 19th

 
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12:00 noon

The Donut King

2020 - Documentary

Directed by: Alice Gu

Starring: Chuong Pek Lee, Susan Lim
& Ted Ngoy

This documentary tells Ted Ngoy's story that is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption.

$350 pesos

Sponsors:

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Marcelo Castro Vera

Lecture 

 

Marcelo joins us to speak about the natural wines he makes in Octagono the first contemporary Mexican winery to make natural wine in clay vessels since 2016

15:00
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Back to Burgundy

2017 - Drama
17:00

Directed by: Cedric Klapisch

Starring: Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot & Francois Civil

After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

Sponsors:

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$350 pesos
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