Food Films

Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 12:45 pm

Egg drop soup, chop suey, sweet and sour everything that pretty much sums up the sorry state of Chinese food in America before Cecilia Chiang came along. Her San Francisco restaurant, The Mandarin, which opened in 1961, introduced U.S. diners to things like red-cooked pork and pot stickers and greatly elevated people's expectations of Chinese dining in general. Chiang's story is the subject of a new film, Soul of a Banquet, which opens in select theaters on Oct. 21. Watch the trailer here.

We Talked To Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker PES About His Animated Food Genius

Up next: A stop-motion short at an old-school deli
Aug 7, 2014 9:00 am

Adam Pesapane is better known as PES, the stop-motion animated filmmaker who created the whimsical 2013 Oscar-nominated short, Fresh Guacamole. We spoke with him about the inspiration for his latest film, and homage to the New York City deli.

Chipotle's Scarecrow Short Film Wins Big At Cannes

A poignant short almost as satisfying as a burrito
Jun 18, 2014 2:00 pm

Congratulations, Chipotle! You've joined the ranks of Pulp Fiction and Apolcalypse Now! Okay, maybe their short film "The Scarecrow" didn't take home the coveted Palme d'Or award, but they did snag the top prize in the PR category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Monday. Burritos and high-fives after the jump.

There's A Documentary About Globe-Circling Food Bloggers. Here's The Trailer.

A film about visiting the world's best restaurants
May 13, 2014 11:30 am

Do you consider yourself willing to go out of the way for a good meal? If you answered “yes,” did you just imagine yourself taking a long leisurely walk or drive to dinner? That’s cute. But not exactly what we had in mind. Welcome to the world of Foodies, a new documentary that follows a group willing to fly around the globe to eat a single meal. A trailer, after the jump.

Katie Couric's 'Fed Up' Documentary Is Something You Should Really Watch

Film focusing on childhood obesity is out May 9
May 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Fitness club memberships more than doubled across the United States between 1980 and 2000. During that same time, the obesity rate also doubled. How could this possibly be? A new documentary from executive producers Katie Couric of ABC News and Laurie David (producer of the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth) highlights the reasons that America’s children have grown up unhealthier than ever before. Read on.

What To Watch At The 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival

List of food-filled events, ramen burger included
Nov 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Kicking off this Wednesday night, the Chicago Food Film Festival will allow guests a multi-sensory experience. As in, there will be tastings of the food after a film's screening. In addition to the 30+ screened food films, five events will feature some of the best food that the city has to offer. All the information you need, after the jump.

The Scarecrow: Chipotle One-Ups Their Last Tearjerker Awareness Film

Fiona Apple sings, animated shorts get scarier
Sep 12, 2013 12:45 pm

Chipotle's brand-new animated short, The Scarecrow, is a follow-up to 2011's Back To The Start. Don't get excited for the return of the cute piggies and rotund, wise farmer — this film is pretty terrifying, amplified by the terrifying but also dulcet tones of the incomparable Fiona Apple. Check out the video after the jump.

24 Films Appearing At The 4th Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

Eat what you watch. Watch what you eat.
Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Gone are the days when spectators are left empty-bellied and salivating as image after image of food porn taunts from the screen before them. The Chicago Food Film Festival gives guests a full sensory experience, serving food-based films along with corresponding dishes to feed both the eye and the stomach. Read on.

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